Thursday, June 28, 2007

Professional Standards

Before med school, I tried to get a job as a minister. I felt that, although I was an atheist, I would be pretty good at consoling people and such; I also have a fondness for total depravity.

Anyways, the church elders were always very polite, but pretty much unanimous in deciding that I lacked certain prerequisites for the job. I'm not the type to make a federal case out of these things, and I suppose I could have tried to go all Unitarian Universalist or something, but in the end I let it drop. Some jobs, your beliefs just render you unqualified for.

Not medicine, though.