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    Which skill?

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    If you could start over, which skill would you have spent more time learning prior to starting your clinical rotations? EKGs? Diagnostic imaging? Suturing? The art of schmoozing? Time management?

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    I think generally speaking, when you start a rotation let the attending know you are interested in the specialty and show it to them by trying hard. This will later help you get good grades and LOR's.

    Another impressive thing is knowing how to present, especially how to write tidy H and P's and progress notes and to orally present them.

    Another impressive thing is a student who's not to afraid to ask questions, although that can get you into "trouble" (someone will tell you to look something up)...

    Also, I think it's a good idea to learn about EKG's and Xrays especially before any medicine rotations, but its not a big deal if you dont know much about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vadimk View Post
    I think generally speaking, when you start a rotation let the attending know you are interested in the specialty and show it to them by trying hard. This will later help you get good grades and LOR's.

    Another impressive thing is knowing how to present, especially how to write tidy H and P's and progress notes and to orally present them.

    Another impressive thing is a student who's not to afraid to ask questions, although that can get you into "trouble" (someone will tell you to look something up)...

    Also, I think it's a good idea to learn about EKG's and Xrays especially before any medicine rotations, but its not a big deal if you dont know much about it.
    Vadimk, thank you for your insight, much appreciated!
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