Attending, day 3
So far it is not so bad.
Unlike what some have implied, the amount of a**-kissing is quite low. The reason for this is that everyone is at the end of their year, and no longer feels the need.
The medical students are almost done with the worst year of their life (so far) and are a bit burned out.
The interns are almost done with the worst year of their life (ever). They are completely burned out and don't want to be here anymore.
The junior resident is ready to be a senior and the senior resident is ready to start his practice and be done with residency.
The plus side of the situation is that everyone is very good at their jobs. The interns can get things done quickly w/o guidance, the medical students are actually useful to everyone else and the more senior residents are very on top of things.
I'll take competent underlings in the place of smooching anytime.