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Winning Strategies for Rotations

Posted by medliorator on October 14, 2008

  • Be independent and try not to appear needy. If your resident or attending asks you to do something, get it done as efficiently as possible.
  • Be pleasant, be personable and smile.
  • Be kind and compassionate to your patients.
  • Recognize when you don’t know something or have made an error.
  • Arrive early and stay late.
  • Follow up on all labs and diagnostic tests that you have ordered.
  • Always offer a helping hand and ask what you can do to make your residents’ and attendings’ lives easier.
  • Be respectful to everyone.
  • Participate in conferences and morning report.
  • Read about your patients’ diseases and study topics that are likely to come up on rounds or in the operating room (depending on the specialty).
  • Don’t compare your away institution to your home institution.
  • Never speak negatively about anything or anyone.

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