Surviving My First Call Shift

By Dr. Bethany Ostrowerka It was my first call shift of PGY 1. Psychiatry at the Royal Alex. What a way to start. But I was ready. I had made sure to wear my lucky statement necklace, to pick up my long white coat, to have my mom test page me the night before. I excitedly headed into the ER to see my first consult. Pulling back the curtain of P10 I introduced myself, “Hi, my name is Dr. Ostrowerka and I’m from Psychiatry. Your emergency room doctor has asked me to…” “You’re not a doctor.” the man sitting on Read More …