New Intern Hands Attending Cup of Urine on Rounds

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CHICAGO, IL – New medical Intern, Dr. Alexa Friedrich, disappeared after presenting a patient to her attending physician.  She has been desperately trying to impress her attending.  The group thought it was odd she was away for so long but when she finally returned she was holding a cup of yellow urine.  This odd gift to her attending caused the group of residents and medical students rounding to experience a long awkward silence.

“Here you go,” she said.  Sources involved in the matter stated that the attending physician took the urine and then asked, “What is this for?”  In a classic case of misunderstanding, followed by extreme embarrassment she responded, “Dr. Wendt, you asked for my urinalysis.”

“Dr. Friedrich, I would like your analysis [on this patient] when we are done rounding.”

The Joint Commission will be adding “analysis” and “urinalysis” to the long list of common look a like sound a like terms, right next to “Uranus” and “Your anus” which a medical student mixed up on his SOAP note last month and almost led to a cosmic disaster.

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    Allison Loynd

    I freakin Love July!!! It keeps you entertained and on your toes at all times. And what could possibly be more fun than sending in that newbie to a chronic patient that presents every 13hours x years for a thorough H&P??

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    Robin Fahringer Mitchell Machajewski

    *snork!* Ruh-ro!

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