Tuesday, May 29, 2007


They certainly don't waste any time piling on the paperwork onto new doctors.

Just a few days after my graduation I received in the mail a large envelope from the hospital where I will be doing residency, filled with a thick stack of papers that dealt with anything and everything related to my upcoming employment with them. Moreover, most of them were important forms that I feel I should be an "adult" to deal with ... this includes forms such as W-2, W-4, I-9, and many other boring federal and state government papers. They weren't just for show, either -- I had to read and sign each of them!

Most amusing was one of the forms I had to sign where I swore to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States [...] against all enemies, foreign and domestic." I suppose this is because technically I will be employed by the state university system -- aka, the government.

Luckily there also were a few forms that dealt with more fun and exciting issues, as there were some papers detailing my salary (money, finally!) and vacation request forms (4 weeks per year!). I also got to specify how I want my name to appear on my business cards.

Time to get crackin' with these worksheets.

1 comment:

Alyssa said...

you think that's bad, when I came to work at my college they ASKED me if I was a terrorist, then I had to sign a form verifying I said "no"