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Guidelines for Surgical Rotation Success

Posted by medliorator on July 8, 2009

Ted Melnick, MD

If you are able to reduce a resident’s workload, he or she will likely think positively of you and will provide positive feedback to the clerkship director.

First, arrive on time. Surgical rounds occur as a team. If you are late, the whole team will be waiting for you and will be unable to round on time.

don’t draw negative attention to yourself. Especially in the operating room (OR), don’t speak unless spoken to… This also holds true on rounds. Time is limited there, so the team is trying to accomplish as much as possible as efficiently as they can. If you draw attention to yourself on rounds for anything but contributing to getting the job done, you may leave a bad impression.

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