Today before rounds, the residents were passing out patient assignments to us med students, and I was standing last in line. The guy in front of me looked down at the last two papers he was holding in his hand, saw that I was still waiting for an assignment and proceeded to make this sound and say something like “ohh too bad…” And just held onto the last two. I must’ve looked like I was going to cry, I couldn’t believe what a dick he was being. This other guy standing nearby then handed me his paper and told me I could have his patient and shamed the first guy into giving up one of the two patients he was hogging.
I don’t know why I’m still thinking about this 14 hours later and why it affected me so much, I wish I chewed the guy out instead of standing there in shock, but I’m so glad for every douchebag med student there are plenty more genuinely kind people going into this profession.