Friday, September 6, 2013
It was early morning rounds before surgery and one of the medical students was presenting a case that came in during the night. She explained that it was a 24 y/o male with severe abdominal pain that was out of proportion to exam. I stopped her right then and asked what his race was. She said that they were told not to mention race as that is "prejudicial and stereotyping". Before, I could saw anything else, one of the residents said, Asians don't get sicke cell crisis. I cant wait until we cant mention sex in the evaluation of pelvic pain.