The Ultimate Deal On TOP QUALITY RESIDENCES
Every medical student is a bit apprehensive when he/she knows they’ll be assigned a new resident. 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 all of his/her progress notes? And perhaps most importantly, will they i want to leave early to review for boards or benefit from the occasional night out? Following a year . 5 of clinical rotations in various hospitals throughout NYC, I’ve learned that each resident can fit in to one of three general categories.
The Amazing Resident
The first kind of resident is the best. He/she is the one that still remembers what it’s prefer to have freedom and 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 in the first place.
I have also noticed that this sort of resident is usually better and smarter than his/her colleagues. He/she is able to get their work done with out a medical student, therefore doesn’t have to rely on him for help. Since this resident is usually smarter compared to the average bear, they often 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 cheapest of scutwork to help him/her out because of the teaching and understanding of the medical student’s role.
Ki Residences Singapore The Horrible Resident
On the other extreme of the spectrum may be the resident which makes the student think that unless you work longer and harder than the resident, you then will ultimately be 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 bad evaluation if you are not breaking your back to make their life easier. Because of this 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 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 were only an observer during the procedure. And for your information, it will always be your fault, thus it really is easier never to argue and merely accept the blame and state that you will never repeat.
This sort 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 principal care doctor regarding a patient that they know nothing about, falls under the category of teaching, Therefore, this fulfills their role as a ‘teacher,’ resolving them of experiencing to waste their time explaining the reasoning for ordering potassium levels Q4H on the DKA patient.
On the other hand, I have to admit that this type of resident is not 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 go home while I was in the patient’s room. Although this was incredibly annoying, I did become extraordinarily competent on many procedures. I can 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 to be a bad 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 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 bathroom and eating. They tend to forget that the student actually exists and is a lot more than only a fly following them around. This resident is not directly vicious (just 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 leads to a medical student that is bored and zones out because he/she is not 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 a lot of their colleagues. The fact that they are overwhelmed by work is because they don’t know how to manage their time appropriately so when needed, ask for help from the medical student. I have met quite a few of the 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 think about how exactly to have the student interact. From my experience, it appears that their strict attention to details stems from their paranoia of making a mistake and somehow killing a patient. This leads me to believe 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.