Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Long and Winding Road

An extremely rare phenomenon occurred in the trauma room last night: a motorcyclist was brought in by EMS after getting struck by a car.  The catch?  He was actually wearing a helmet.

Over the course of the summer, unhelmeted motorcyclists were nearly a daily occurrence.  Maybe he was just wearing it to keep his head warm now that the brutal cold has settled in (continuing to ride a motorcycle in this weather is crazy in itself), but regardless of the reason, we were all pleasantly surprised to see it.  So much so apparently, that the patient ended up getting annoyed at the number of people congratulating him for wearing the helmet.

In other news, I had my first registration meeting yesterday for students applying to med school in the upcoming cycle.  A little nerve-wracking, but also exciting.  Terrifying, however, is the average cost just to apply: $5,000.  It's going to be an interesting year...

1 comment:

Evil Transport Lady said...

I am also amazed at the number of motorcycles still out there, this time of year. Brrrr!

$5000 jus tot apply?? Geez!