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In which Andie sends an email

Andie just finished her sophomore year at Duke University and is pre-med.  Because she can’t go abroad during the school year due to all her science requirements, she will be studying in Greece for 5 weeks this summer.

When she returns, the plan is for her to “shadow” some doctors to see the gritty side of medicine.  One doctor Andie is going to shadow is Dr. Ramasunder down at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Ramasunder is an Orthopedic Oncologist and was, in fact, Keely’s surgeon for her “tumor” situation last year.  Because of the vast number of appointments and rechecks Keely has had and the fact that Keely and Dr. Ramasunder share a birthday, we have gotten fairly close to her.  As a result, when Andie asked what she should “say” in her email to Dr. Ramasunder, I was more than happy to pitch in.

These are the results and this is the ACTUAL email that Andie sent out.

 

 

Dear Dr. Ramasunder,

 

I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of terrific things about me from my mother and sister and, yes, they’re all true! In fact, I am probably actually more fun than they even told you!

 

I am going to Greece to be killed in the uprising–if that doesn’t occur then I will be back on July 5th, and I would love to begin shadowing you if possible. I was hoping to shadow you on Thursdays, and I wanted to check if (a) that was okay and (b) what paper work I would need to fill out to do so. Please let me know as soon as possible if this works with your schedule and please give me a link to said paper work.

 

By the way, my mom wants to know if you’re still reading her blog? (She told me to write that)

 

If you want a more boring email, send this one back and I will reply with a more boring one that conveys the exact same information in a more appropriate manner. (1)

 

 

–Andie MacDonald

 

 

 

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(1) My mom told me to include a footnote, and I explained that we didn’t really need one for any reason, but we decided that it looked nice so we threw it in there anyways for good measure. I find it aesthetically pleasing, personally. If nothing else appeals to you, please let us know what you think of our footnote.

 

 

So there you are.  THIS IS THE TYPE OF EXCELLENT example that I’ve set for my kids.  I’m available if you too need such input.

I’m just saying…

 

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14 Comments

  1. Tina
    May 10, 2011

    LOL! I totally love this! When I was in college, in one of our first writing classes the prof asked us to write a paper giving explicit instructions on how to do something…anything…our choice. I have a wicked sense of humor and had a sneaking suspicion that she did also, so I wrote my paper “How To Get on Everyone’s Nerves”. SHE LOVED IT!

    I love Andie’s email; I wish her much luck this summer in Greece, and with her “shadow-ship”! I hope she has a blast in Greece (my hubs is from Turkey and I’ve already warned him that I will eat myself silly when we finally visit. I figure with all the touring, walking, shopping, etc, I will work off all the calories!!)

    Good job, Mom! It looks like you have taught her well.

    • Lynn
      May 10, 2011

      My kids once had to write a paper like that as well. They were also very funny. Good news, the Doctor enjoyed the email as well.

      Hopefully, there won’t be any riots there.

      • Tina
        May 10, 2011

        I hope not either; I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers!

        • Lynn
          May 10, 2011

          hahaha…thanks

  2. London City Mum
    May 10, 2011

    Bonkers. Absolutely love it.

    LCM x

    • Lynn
      May 10, 2011

      thanks…turns out the Doctor loved it as well

  3. Jessica
    May 10, 2011

    Of course you had her ask if the doc was reading your blog.

    • Lynn
      May 10, 2011

      Hey, it’s what I do! I harrass people

  4. Katja Brown
    May 10, 2011

    Let me know if your daughter decides to shadow some docs in Germany. I can hook her up because my mom works at the hospital outside of Frankfurt.

    • Lynn
      May 10, 2011

      Thanks but she’s going to Greece and then coming home to shadow. I appreciate it but she doesn’t speak any German and she needs to be home some.

  5. Lady Estrogen
    May 10, 2011

    And here you are callin’ me crazy all the time.
    Love it.

    • Lynn
      May 10, 2011

      well, i never denied that i was crazy. Just a different kind of crazy though.

  6. Alison@Mama Wants This
    May 21, 2011

    You’re kinda awesome.

    • Lynn
      May 21, 2011

      Hahaha…thanks. I think I’m pretty typical but I have tried to teach my kids that humor is imperative

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