Ssshhh! I’m A Doctor, But … Please Don’t Tell Anybody!!!
I am guessing that if I were a “real doctor,” and not “just a Ph.D.,” I would be proud as all get out. Well known egotist that I am, I would probably regale cocktail party after cocktail party with stories of my shifts in the ER.
BUT. Here is an ER physician who carefully avoids letting on as to what she does for a living. AND. Makes a pretty good case for this behavior as well. Everything from people begging for prescriptions to her having to listen to them tell her about their favorite episodes from the 15 year run of the “ER” show on TV.
Bottom Line. The more you think about it, the more you recognize just how complicated being a physician really is.