"I'm the Thunderman!"
OMG. Oh, Banshee. Never Change.
Present day, unnamed city in the Midwest.
1) I have a character in his third year of medical school, so he's a resident at a hospital right now. One of the sources I found about med school (because I know nothing, so I wound up doing a lot of basic attempts at research) said that med students usually get stuck doing a lot of the bad chores that doctors and other people who work in hospitals don't want to do, but I can't find any information about what these actually are. What could my character get stuck doing as far as grunt work goes?
2) Who's in charge of medical residents? Do professors come look in on them while they're being residents? If not, who supervises/grades them? The doctors? Nurses? Someone else?
Things I've tried looking under: variations on "medical school residency," "medical school residency daily life," "medical school daily life," "medical school residency professor," and "medical school daily life resident."
Thanks for any help. I'm completely lost with a lot of this med school stuff.
It’s one of those days. The doc is putting Boy on a new drug that is not covered by insurance apparently because it was in existence before the FDA started approving drugs and is unapproved, and called by the insurance company a “desi-drug.” This drug will cost $300 for 20 days, I believe. Crap. Still if it works, it will be worth it. I hope it does. So do me a favor, and go buy a crap-ton of books because I need the money. Ain’t got nothing in the couch cushions. I’m reminded of the scene in White Christmas where Danny Kaye asks Bing Crosby how much it’s going to cost them to bring the show to Vermont and Bing Crosby says somewhere between ouch! and Ping! So there’s that.
Now I need to go write. Maybe go pick up cans on the side of the road. My husband says we’re going to be nillionaires.
Edited by Mike Ashley:
The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives
The Mammoth Book of More Historical Whodunnits
The Mammoth Book of New Historical Whodunnits
The Mammoth Book of Roman Whodunnits
Non-Ashley collections include:
Edited by Miriam Grace Monfredo
Crime Through Time
Crime Through Time II
Crime Through Time III
Past Poisons: An Ellis Peters Memorial Anthology of Historic Crime (ed. by Maxim Jakubowski)
Much Ado About Murder (ed. by Anne Perry)
I'm fairly certain I've also seen anthologies (or at least 2-3 story collections) of historic romance. There may well be anthologies of just plain short historic fiction without other cross-genre elements but I'd be less likely to notice them.
I had a kabocha squash and almond meal so I made a pumpkin walnut pie with almond meal crust and candied orange peel.
I tried following a recipe for almond meal crust but all I could find online was "paleo diet" and "gluten free" recipes, most of which called for ingredients I consider to be pretty exotic for where I live. For one thing, many of them called for almond flour, not almond meal. And then they called for fats that are expensive in my area -- coconut oil, palm oil. And tapioca flour. Most were sweetened and some were sweetened with artificial sweeteners.
So I gave up and did this. I melted a half cup of butter in the microwave and stirred almond meal into it until I had a solid lump. It was somewhat over two cups of almond meal by then. I sprinkled a little cinnamon and a couple of tiny drops of almond extract on it and mixed them in too. I pushed that into a big pie plate and put it in the oven at 350 while I dealt with the squash. I had roasted that earlier, and now I scraped it out of its skin and put it into a blender with almost a cup of heavy cream. There was almost 3 cups of squash before blending. I blended that together until it was smooth and uniform, then turned it out into a bowl and stirred in four "jumbo" eggs (they are huge), maybe half or three quarters of a cup of brown sugar? and sprinkles of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice. Pulled the somewhat dried crust out of the oven and poured the filling in. Plopped a couple of cups of walnuts and about three tablespoons of minced candied orange peel into it and put it back in the oven for a really long time until I couldn't stand waiting anymore. The knife did not quite come clean when I pulled it out, but the edges of the pumpkin part were a bit browned.
It could be sweeter. It might be better if it was.
But it's pretty nice all the same. And it is a Pie for Pi day.
How do you even spellcheck this joint? Used to be a button around here somewhere, I could swear.
Had cake in the con suite after Jim cut it with his sword, went to part of a panel, and decided I'd had enough for the evening.
We'll be going there tomorrow -- I'm on panels, and we're having a little launch party for IMMORTAL MUSE that evening. Hopefully we'll see some of you there!
- Current Music:Time Is Running Out - Muse
...my current wip posits a culture with six genders. Four are cisgenders (male and female), further divided into a shorthand of 'outside' and 'inside'. Within the story these categories were originally "those who go to sea" and "those who stay on land", but as the generations passed and the culture established its own homeland/cities, these categories loosened into "those who go (outside the home) to work" and "those who stay (inside the home) to work".*
The other two genders are outside that binary; there's the transgender/genderfluid "those who are all" and the agender "those who are none". Forgive the awkwardness of that last one; I don't like "those who are neither" since that posits a binary that clearly doesn't exist in the story-culture, but "those who are not" makes it sound like agenders don't even exist.
Anyway, thanks to someone reminding me of Spivak pronouns, I ended up reading about the way various real-world languages deal with third-person pronouns. Most seem to have some version of he/she/they, with gender present in the singular, neutral in the plural, and like English, many seem to have a colloquial version of the third-person plural-singular. A few have gendered third-person plural. Some, like Mandarin, speak in a way that's neutral-sounding, but the written version is more specific (ie ta, which can be she, he, it-animal, it-thing, it-etc, all of which are written differently). Only Persian appears to be fully gender-neutral all the way around, using a single sound for all third-person pronouns.
( More thinky thoughts and ideas for pronouns.Collapse )