How To Improve At TOP QUALITY RESIDENCES In 60 Minutes

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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 execute a ton of scutwork? Will they make me write most of his/her progress notes? And maybe most importantly, will they let me leave early to review for boards or benefit from the occasional night out? After a year . 5 of clinical rotations in a variety of hospitals throughout NYC, I’ve learned that each resident can fit in to one of three general categories.

The Amazing Resident
The first type of resident is the best. He/she is the one which still remembers what it’s like to have freedom and no responsibility as a 3rd and 4th year medical student. They understand that the medical student is strictly there to understand some cool things and see some interesting procedures, then get out of the hospital to study. This resident is almost always cognizant of the fact that the medical student will not want to work through lunch to complete a progress note that should be done by the resident in the first place.

I have also noticed that this sort of resident is usually better and smarter than his/her colleagues. He/she will be able to get their work done without a medical student, therefore does not have to depend on him for help. Since this resident is usually smarter than the average bear, they often times times impart unique clinical knowledge to the student. The funny thing relating to this resident is that I’m MUCH more willing to do the lowest of scutwork to help him/her out because of their teaching and understanding of the medical student’s role.

The Horrible Resident
On another extreme of the spectrum may be the resident which makes the student think that if you don’t work longer and harder compared to the resident, then you will ultimately be considered a horrible doctor and unworthy of the ‘MD’ degree. The darkest of these 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. Therefore if you eat lunch before finishing scutwork for him/her even though you’re about to distribute from hypoglycemia, you’re unworthy. This type of resident will berate you if anything goes wrong throughout their shift. This can include yelling at you for misplacing the central line in the carotid rather than the external jugular, despite the fact that you’re only an observer through the procedure. And for the information, it will always be your fault, thus it is easier not to argue and merely accept the blame and state that you will never repeat.

This type of resident can either be smart or not so bright, but one thing is always true, their notion of ‘teaching’ is very misconstrued. They think that making the medical student call another hospital to obtain medical records, or calling the primary care doctor regarding a patient they know nothing about, falls under the category 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 kind of resident isn’t entirely bad. I once had a resident that often left the building before me leaving some of his work for me to complete. He would ask me to obtain an ABG on his patient with respiratory distress, and then 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 other than a nurse to put an NG tube. Thus, I must thank that resident for being a bad teacher and leaving me to understand things on my own.

The Okay Resident
The last kind of resident is markedly unique of others, but sometimes has traits of both extremes. I really believe the principal problem that undermines this resident is that they aren’t aware of the fact that the student has needs such as going to the toilet and eating. They tend to forget that the student actually exists and is more than only a fly following them around. Ki Residences Singapore This resident isn’t directly vicious (just like the ‘horrible resident’), it’s they are usually too overwhelmed throughout the day and just don’t know how to make use of the student effectively. This leads to a medical student that is 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 group of residents as being not smart, but they don’t get it like many of their colleagues. The fact that they’re overwhelmed by work is because they don’t learn how to manage their time appropriately and when needed, require help from the medical student. I have met quite a few of these residents that are very smart, it’s just that they are usually thorough with their patients, which doesn’t allow any time for them to consider how to have the student interact. From my experience, it seems that their strict focus on details stems from their paranoia of making a mistake and somehow killing an individual. This leads me to trust they need to read Samuel Shem’s books and grasp the idea that less is usually better in the healthcare world and their meticulousness is hindering rather than helping.