New interns: Get ready to be fleeced

This one’s for the new interns. You’re excited, you’re about to start residency. You’re a doctor. No more short white coat. You’ve got the long white coat that you’ve been waiting for. You’ve arrived. But actually, there’s one more thing you need before you really feel like you look like a doctor. It might be a few months. There’s going to be a long process. Someone in your program, maybe the chief residents, are going to organize an online ordering bonanza. You’ll pay more than you ever thought you would for a jacket (or vest). But it’s so worth it. You’ll wait weeks for the custom embroidery. And then you’ll get an email that they’re ready, and you’ll go to...

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