Death ain’t for sissies, but neither is medicine. Still, how do you know when a patient is really dead—and where do you turn when you aren’t prepared to make the call? Does being there at the end inspire you to become an internist or send you running to an entirely different field? What does your response to patient loss say about you as a doctor? As a human being? This won't be on a Shelf exam. This test is for your gut.