GENRE: Adult secret
"Tell me about your strengths and weaknesses, Ms. Murphy", the recruiter says. This was the first step in a long day of interviewing for a position as nurse practitioner to the junior cardiovascular surgeon at Children's Hospital in Chicago. My schedule for the day included meeting with the nurse manager of the pediatric intensive care unit, as well as the head of the department, Dr. Don Summers, and my would-be boss, the ‘gorgeous and I know it’ Dr. Noah Williams. Dr. Williams was the newest, and hottest, surgeon on the team and I was interviewing for the position as his NP. My job would include assisting him in the OR, rounding with the team as a whole, and managing the care of the kids after their surgery. From surgery to discharge, they would have my smiling face guiding them through. And the ‘assisting’ would absolutely end there.