Well, they paid us $300/month, and that was good pay compared to LACH. That helped. And they had a tennis court on the hospital grounds. And a pool table in the doctor's lounge. And the hospital was air-conditioned. We had a swamp cooler on top of our one bedroom apartment which was half a block away from the hospital.
It was one hell of an adventure, and I remember the day I took off for the hospital for the first time as an intern, in my white intern smock with my name and an M.D. after it. I was a doctor.
Well, I've found a few of my classmates from USC and Fresno, whom I've stayed in touch with, but not seen anywhere near as much as I would have liked to, and I'm trying to recruit them for a 3 day vacation Elderhostel on Cape Cod. Two out of five e-mais have come back, but I have phone numbers, and I'm going to see if I can induce them for a get together that's long overdue.
We've been saying that we were going to do this, but we need a push. This is the push.
Elderhostel provides a perfect opportunity away from the distractions with enough free time to spend together catching up. Worth a try. Lin and I wil be going in any case.