It's been a funny old week. All the doctors at my practise are really nice (as are all the nurses and admin staff too), and on a day-by-day basis I have been having a good experience so far.
But despite this, on the way home today I was overwhelmed by a feeling of hopelessness. I really felt as if I know nothing, that I'm a third wheel, that I'm a socially inept dope with a stethoscope around my neck who would be destined for a career in pathology except for that fact that (as previously mentioned) I don't know anything.
Is there a word in English for when something is less than the sum of its parts? The opposite of synergy? Because that's how my week seems to have worked out.