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How to Introduce Yourself to Patients During Rotations

It’s your third year of medical school, and you are most excited to start rotations. Finally, Step 1 is behind you, the lectures and slides can take a back seat, and you can finally start seeing some patients. The light at the end of the medical school tunnel is beginning to materialize.  You walk into

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Day in the Life of a Medical Student: Elective Rotation

If you’ve made it to an outpatient clinic or elective rotation, that means you’ve probably completed a significant chunk of your inpatient core rotations. Congrats! Outpatient medicine and inpatient medicine can be a night and day difference. Generally, outpatient clinic and non-inpatient elective rotations have fewer hours when compared to inpatient rotations. However, they can

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How to Introduce Yourself to Physicians During Rotations

It’s 2 a.m., time to place another epidural. This is a day in the life of an anesthesiologist on call. I pull up a chair at the nearest computer and start to place orders.  “Hi, I’m Steve. I’m the medical student on OB, but I’m really interested in anesthesia. Can I observe you place the

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