Posts Tagged ‘Residency Tips’
How are you going to stand out from the rest of the crowd? Do you think you can do that by being the most-likely-to-regurgitate Harrison’s or Sabiston’s word-for-word? Probably not.
Watch this video and see if I can change your perspective a little bit (or maybe even flip your world upside down).
If pickup artists can get people to part with intimacy… And if con men can get people to part with their money… Then why are we having such a hard time helping people make healthy decisions?
Establishing rapport and trust does not take more time. (Neither pickup artists nor con men want to waste their time on their targets)
And being good at establishing rapport and trust is not something innate. It is learned and it is practiced. (Most people enter the pickup artist community because they lack social skills, not because they are already exceptional at them.)
So what about you? Are you willing to take some extra effort and to be a little more mindful in your interactions with patients, families, nurses, social workers, etc? You should be. It’s the key to a happier, more successful career.
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Several times a month, I receive emails from patients and nurses thanking me for some of the videos I post with tips for medical students, interns, and residents. Well, recently, I received a moving message from a patient via my YouTube inbox. And she gave me a direct call-to-action to create a means for patients to offer advice from their perspective.
Well, this is the first step in that process. If you are a nurse, a patient, a caregiver, or really anyone who comes in contact with physicians, this is your opportunity to offer some advice. Over time, depending on the response, I will make this into a more robust, far-reaching project. I will select the best of them and redistribute them.
A word of caution… This is for sincere advice only. This is not a mouthpiece for attacking specific individuals, the healthcare industry or for lumping people into groups and labeling them. (There’s plenty of that in the news media) This is for sincere advice from one human to another.
Placing central lines can be a pretty stressful part of medical school, internship, and residency… especially early on. Well, I’ve collected a bunch of videos and PDF files that you might find useful as you prepare for putting lines in yourself.
Let me know what you think of it.
I just started posting a whole bunch of video pearls and tips for your training on various video sites (YouTube, DailyMotion, etc). Here’s the first tip. It’s under 2 minutes… check it out.
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OK. I just posted a video for interns and medical students on how a mentor’s advice completely saved my career. When I started my internship I was burning out and actually looking for other jobs outside of healthcare.
Well, when this mentor pulled me aside, she gave me a new perspective on things. So, it was better than an individual tip or a single pearl… She gave me a strategy. And I’m giving that same perspective, that same strategy, that same insight today. Here’s the link:
Now that people are in the thick of the internship interview season, the stress of getting prepared for internship is starting. Because of that, I thought it would be a good idea to reference a blog post that I saw a while back. The original post comes from Mother Jones, RN and is entitled Revisiting the Intern’s Survival Guide. It’s basically some sage advice (mixed in with some humor) from a nurse to new interns.
Here’s the link:
And here’s what I posted in the comments section back in June:
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