发信人: docrockville (docrockville), 信区: MedicalCareer
标 题: lesson from second visit to a program in IM
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Thu Jan 8 07:12:46 2009)
I am sorry I cannot talk about details, but:
1. Buy a white coat before you go there. Wearig a clean white coat not only
impresses people; but also helps resident program avoid trouble, since
patients might ask why you are there, if you are not in white coat.
2. Be nice to anyone and everyone: you are being judged by all.
3. In hospital, please know that everything is about patient care. You are
4. Respect the resident that you shadow: including letting him or her do
clinical work first. They are very busy....
5. Never criticize anything about anyone.
6. Be humble. Ask for permission before going to lunch, and before taking a
piece of chocolate from the box of chocolate in the nursing station. I am
glad I did both.
7. Don't be intrusive. Let interns write their notes first. Don't stand too
close to them.
8. Help others out as much you can. I looked up important phone numbers and
medical literature for interns and medical students. With permission, I
pressed the "alarm" button to make the stupid monitor stop making loud noise
while the intern was asking patient history. I tried to open doors for them
9. Stay as late as possible. You will be nicely surprised: they really
consider it a big plus if you show dedication.
10. Say goodbye to PD and PC before leaving. You might be surprised how
happy they are to see you again to touch base. Tell them you enjoyed the day.
11. Good virtues sometimes get rewarded. When I was leaving the Department,
I got into an elevator. Then I saw a guy coming towards the elevator. So I
held the elevator door open for him for 10 seconds. I did not know who he
was, until I started talking with him once he got into elevator. He turned
out to be a chief resident there in the program. We started chatting in the
elevator. Guess what, he gave me a free ride to the train station.
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