The Examining Room of Dr. Charles

An excellent look at the family dynamics of, well, being the doctor in the family: The Examining Room of Dr. Charles.

…  While the first year of schooling typically qualifies the student to fulfill such tasks as pronouncing the names of illnesses, reliably identifying the branches of the brachial plexus, or spotting portal fibrosis of the liver under a microscope, there are still several quantum leaps left before a full-fledged diagnostician is made. In our mid-twenties, still playing video games and drinking beer, we lack the grey-haired, bespectacled air of seasoned wisdom. Still our families ask for advice, much to their own peril.

An excellent read.