I don’t know what it is about MD/PhD students – I suppose it’s the personalities such programs tend to attract – but they have almost always rubbed me the wrong way. A moment alone with one on my surgery team today renewed my distaste.
I’m a pretty simple guy: I don’t go out of my way to make small talk, but I’m always pleasant to strangers, and especially co-workers. All I expect in return is the respect I show you.
Send me Facebook friend request
Yet, still a douchebag
(In fairness, being an MD/PhD is tough, because you’re separated from your classmates to do research before returning to clinical work – but you’d think that would make them try a little harder to bond in a positive manner with their clinical teammates.)