Alma, an ambitious resident physician, is impatient to implement her plans to become a trauma surgeon at her hospital. But her boss, Professor Hendlund, attaches an unusual condition to her advancement. He expects her to help out at a general practice in a rural area. She and Leo, the pharmacist, quickly become close, although he is already in a relationship. What at first appears to be an annoying detour on Alma’s career trajectory turns out to be a journey to herself.