I am writing a story where a major part of the plot is an impactor striking a planet. However there's are a few technical issues that I can't sort out on my own, and any help would be greatly appreciated.
Setting: Modern day-ish. Place doesn't really matter since it's a made-up world; I just want to be grounded on some "real" knowledge.
I've googled "hospital procedure, clinic, walk-in clincs" but mostly get articles about the benefits or detriments to having said clinic in a hospital--the rest are just hospital web pages talking about their clinics. I've LJseeked "hospital procedure" here, but all the procedure questions that came up deal with more serious issues than I have and none that relate to clinics.
Dilemma: I want my character to go to a hospital clinic to get some abdominal pain checked out. What I need to know is if a doctor does get clinic duty (like they show in House all the time)? Or is it always just a nurse? And if something serious is discovered (say, appendicitus in my character's case) would the patient be rushed for surgery right away? Or would there be a litany of tests and things to confirm? Basically, would the hospital let him go back home and wait another day?
Edit: Thanks everyone! Those are some very helpful answers!
Setting: Modern day, at New York University Question: My main female character transfers to NYU and double majors in French and English (she's a real go-getter.) After a while her and her male English Literature TA start having a sexual relationship. What I need to know is: How big of a deal is this at NYU? Are there any guidelines, restrictions, repercussions?
I tried google-ing and wikipedia-ing various incarnations of 'student teacher relationships NYU,' 'sex student professor NYU' etc. with no luck. Any help would be mucho appreciated.
Edit: Thank you so much to everyone who replied! The answers were incredibly helpful; this community is the bee's knees!