Today, in orientation...
Clerkship director, MD: "So let me just take a few moments to address some of your fears about this rotation."
"You are worried about getting enough sleep.... You'll be fine. You'll be really tired, that's just the way it is. But you will be fine."
"You don't think you will be able to study enough and learn all there is to know? Ha. Yeah, you won't. Don't even try."
"Your knowledge of anatomy is rusty? Um, yeah, none of you know anatomy. Don't worry, we expect that."
"Getting enough exercise and eating healthy?? Oh, forget it!" [Laughs hysterically.] [Recovers a little.] "Seriously, though, take the stairs." [More laughter.]