Pink scrubsBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39358.769641.AD (Published 31 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:277
- Elizabeth A Rider, director of Programs for Communication Skills, John D Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
My fellow medical students and I peer through the window into the operating room. It is filled with busy people in a sea of pink and blue scrubs—our first look into the world of surgery.
It is my first clerkship in 1987. Having grown up with my father being an eye surgeon, I find the operating room intriguing. I feel connected with our attending physician and the other three students, all men. …