The Quickest & Easiest Way To TOP QUALITY RESIDENCES

Every medical student is a bit apprehensive when he/she knows they’ll be assigned a new resident. Exactly the same questions always come up…will the resident be nice? Will they understand my busy schedule? Will they make me do a ton of scutwork? Will they make me write all of his/her progress notes? And perhaps most importantly, will they i want to leave early to study for boards or benefit from the occasional night out? After a year . 5 of clinical rotations in a variety of hospitals throughout NYC, I have learned that each resident can fit in to one of three general categories.

The Amazing Resident
The first kind of resident is my favorite. He/she is the one which still remembers what it’s prefer to have freedom no responsibility as a 3rd and 4th year medical student. They understand that the medical student is strictly there to learn some cool things and see some interesting procedures, then get out of the hospital to study. This resident is nearly always cognizant to the fact that the medical student will not want to sort out lunch to finish a progress note that should be done by the resident to begin with.

I have also noticed that this type of resident is usually better and smarter than his/her colleagues. He/she has the ability to get their work done with out a medical student, therefore does not have to depend on him for help. Since this resident is usually smarter compared to the average bear, they often times times impart unique clinical knowledge to the student. The funny thing relating to this resident is that I am MUCH more ready to do the lowest of scutwork to greatly help him/her out because of their teaching and knowledge of the medical student’s role.

The Horrible Resident
On the other extreme of the spectrum may be the resident that makes the student think that if you don’t work longer and harder compared to the resident, you then will ultimately be considered a horrible doctor and unworthy of the ‘MD’ degree. The darkest of the types of residents will taunt the medical student’s worst fears by threatening the idea of giving you a negative evaluation if you’re not breaking your back again to make their life easier. This means that if you eat lunch before finishing scutwork for him/her despite the fact that you’re about to pass out from hypoglycemia, you’re unworthy. This sort of resident will berate you if anything goes wrong during their shift. This can include yelling at you for misplacing the central line in the carotid rather than the external jugular, even though you’re only an observer through the procedure. And for your information, it will continually be your fault, thus it really is easier not to argue and merely accept the blame and state that you will never repeat.

This kind of resident can either be smart or not bright, but one thing is definitely true, their notion of ‘teaching’ is very misconstrued. They believe that making the medical student call another hospital to get medical records, or calling the primary care doctor regarding an individual that they know nothing about, falls beneath the group of teaching, Therefore, this fulfills their role as a ‘teacher,’ resolving them of having to waste their time explaining the reasoning for ordering potassium levels Q4H on the DKA patient.

On the other hand, I must admit that this type of resident is not entirely bad. I once had a resident that often left the building before me leaving a few of his work for me to complete. Ki Residences Sunset Way He would ask me to get an ABG on his patient with respiratory distress, and go back home while I was in the patient’s room. Although this was incredibly annoying, I did so become extraordinarily competent on many procedures. I could now do an ABG blindfolded and I don’t need any assistance apart from a nurse to put an NG tube. Thus, I have to thank that resident for being a negative teacher and leaving me to learn things on my own.

The Okay Resident
The last type of resident is markedly different than others, but sometimes has traits of both extremes. I believe the primary problem that undermines this resident is they aren’t aware of the point that the student has needs such as for example going to the toilet and eating. They have a tendency to forget that the student actually exists and is more than only a fly following them around. This resident is not directly vicious (like the ‘horrible resident’), it’s they are usually too overwhelmed during the day and just don’t know how exactly to utilize the student effectively. This results in a medical student that’s bored and zones out because he/she isn’t engaged and is left to stare at the paint drying on the wall.

I don’t want to generalize this category of residents as being not smart, but they do not get it like many of their colleagues. The truth that they are overwhelmed by work is because they don’t discover how to manage their time appropriately so when needed, require help from the medical student. I’ve met quite a few of these residents that are very smart, it’s that they are usually thorough making use of their patients, which doesn’t allow any moment for them to think about how to have the student interact. From my experience, it appears that their strict focus on details stems from their paranoia of making a blunder and somehow killing an individual. This leads me to trust they have to read Samuel Shem’s books and grasp the theory that less is normally better in the healthcare world and their meticulousness is hindering instead of helping.

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