I am soon to graduate and I think I am interested in Oncology (on top of a few others). How do you handle seeing patients at their worst in life? Do you get attached? If you have a loss, how do you handle it? I do have a tendency to let each patient worm their way into my heart in 12 hours or less (which is why I am leaning more toward ER, no real attachment can be made) and I am afraid that I would be crushed each time I lost someone. I know loosing patients is inevitable no matter what floor you are on, but I am just wondering how you deal with it? I consider myself a very strong person, and feel as if I can offer my strength to patients who are dealing with chemo and radiation and emotional weakness, I feel as if I WANT to be the shoulder for them. Am I thinking about this the wrong way?