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A Piece of My Mind |

Maintenance

Kimberly S. Ephgrave, MD
JAMA. 2010;304(6):615-616. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1118.
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Low maintenance is what I aspired to as a new physician. My second-favorite scene in When Harry Met Sally is when Billy Crystal informs the opinionated Meg Ryan that although she pretends to be low maintenance, she is in fact high maintenance. I was pleased to conclude that I must also be low maintenance: I was a surgery resident in a county hospital, dressing in scrubs and avoiding time-wasters like makeup and fluffy hair. I never craved expensive sports cars because I knew they needed constant tinkering, and my ideal house would never need redecorating.

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