Improving medical students

Common Mistakes Made by 3rd and 4th Year Medical Students

Posted by medliorator on November 5, 2009

Kendra Campbell reminds us of some easy-to-avoid clinical mistakes

1. Arguing with a patient.

2. Reporting a physical finding without actually observing it.

3. Pimping your resident or attending. …Thou shalt not pimp up the chain.

6. Documenting an important positive finding without alerting your resident or attending.

9. Forgetting you are in a hospital …We spend so many hours in the hospital that it’s easy to forget that we are surrounded by very ill people.

Top 10 Mistakes Made in Clinical Rotations [Medscape]

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