Standing up for the practicing physician
"Honey, all you need to worry about is if I am going to listen to opera or Steely Dan during the procedure."
I once had a tooth removed at a university dental school clinic. While I had a regular dentist, I believe in teaching, and the tooth was an interesting one (it grew in sideways). I was worked on by a 3rd year student assisted by a 2nd year. When it came time for the novacaine, the senior guy said to the junior, "Would you like to give the shot for practice?" Everything turned out fine, but some code words would have worked better;)Marco
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