‘The Anxious House Officer’ By Meg Ray

Alone. First time. And the young intern gets their very first call from the Emergency Department of the city’s second largest hospital, bustling with all kinds of human pains and trepidations.

“Dr. Ray, we have a case for you to review. Kindly hurry up because we have been trying to contact you for ages.”

Adrenaline courses through Megan as she scrambles to pull on her white coat and hurry down, worrying that even a minute late could be fatal for the awaiting patient.

This is not what I had in mind, Megan thought, distressed as a stretcher rolls in front of her and the attendants look on expectantly.

A deer caught in the headlights…

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