Why I always sit on a patient's right-hand side

No, it's not just medical tradition; there's a scientific reason for it

I feel honoured to have gone to medical school in the United Kingdom.


It really wasn’t all that long ago, and while I cannot speak for how the system may have changed over the last few years, I do feel somewhat blessed that I was trained in a somewhat old-fashioned way — that I’m sure many Americans of my generation would think sounds rather stuffy.

My clinical rotations were dominated by old-school professor Attendings who would truly put us to the test.

They would make absolutely sure we knew our stuff, coached us thoroughly on how to do a proper