also know that if they don’t want an intern or a resident operating on them, they can just take their pen and strike through “interns” or “residents” on the consent form and ask that their surgeon operate. 

HEALTH   | March 24, 2011 
Well: Interns at the Operating Table 
By PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D. 
Why patients can relax if they see a young doctor-in-training following their gurney into the operating room.