A few examples have come to mind that shock me to this day
1) I was in a family medicine setting, I was going to vaccinate a 9 month old but didn't put the needle in the syringe correctly. As I injected, half of the vaccine leaked out. The mother started crying (and the baby), and wanted to apologize. The nurses vehemently discouraged me to do that. The staff doc laughed and said "it happens all the time". I still regret not talking to the mom and apologizing.
2) On IM , we were individually rounding and was told a patient had a fall that am and was anti-coagulation. I saw them and everything seemed fine. When running the list, the senior said "she must be on anticoagulation for a while given the senile purpura". I then realized it was the wrong patient — mine didn't have any senile purpura. I told my senior in confidence and instead of scolding me said "good for you to apologize and realizing your mistake. Not many do that. I hope to work with you again sometime". It was truly bizarre feedback.
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