Anyway, the most educational experience of my life has undoubtedly been in the trauma bay. There are so many lessons I have learned there through the years, and though I'm not saying you can't learn this stuff elsewhere, I personally would likely never have learned them anywhere else for any reason. These are pearls of wisdom that I will teach my children and take with me everywhere until the day I take my last breath.
And I'd like to share a few of them now.
Donkeys are singularly nasty creatures.
Helmets work well, but only when applied to the head. Corollary: helmets are shit at protecting the face.
Children who have parents that don't give a damn will do stupid things at 2 AM.
A hammer can be just as lethal as a gun. So can a deer.
Now I fully realise that last lesson can be learned by anyone in nearly any field. Everyone has stupid stories to tell, many of them hilarious in their absurdity. But the difference is that only in very few occupations can your stupidity kill you. Or others.