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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.
If you’re a 3rd or 4th year medical student or a new intern, you must see this video. It takes you inside what could be the single most important resource for the clinical years of your training (outside of the rotations themselves). This membership is like having a Super Attending in your pocket.
Here’s a glimpse of an email from a RookieDoc graduate:
On my first rotation of my third week my attending told me she had never had an MS3 like me. She said that I was performing at the level of a PGY2. The last day of my third week of my third year I diagnosed a patient with a rare disease that all the attendings & residents missed. The patient is still alive he would have died within about 24 hours without intervention. I had the courage to state my opinion. Thanks Dr Tori!
– Trish – Miami, FL
Of course, I’m not saying this is what your results will be like when you join, but it does mean that it, at least deserves a sneak peek inside. So go ahead… Check it out:
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.
OK… this is a shameless plug for one of the RookieDoctor.com products now made available. If you don’t like the fact that I’m going to promote something, then don’t watch this short video. I discuss the importance of your notes and documentation – from the clinical years of medical school on through internship and residency.
If you want to know how your progress notes, your H-and-Ps, your discharge summaries, etc can impact your evaluations, your future job offers, your letters for fellowship, the likelihood you will be sued, and more importantly, your patients’ lives, then check this out. It’s short, but it’s not sweet:
I’ve received several questions from IMGs about when the Internship Survival Skills Audio CD will be made available for international orders. Well, first of all, I do NOT recommend that you get it unless you are already in the states or are getting ready to start soon. Can this audio CD help you get into a residency program?
The answer is a big “YES, BUT…” It will only help if you are doing an observership in the US, if you are in an offshore med school and now doing 3rd/4th year clinical rotations in the US, or if you’ve been accepted to an internship coming up and you want to get ready. If you are an international grad and you fall into one of these categories, I think the Survival Skills Audio CD has the potential to help you immensely.
So, I’ve done a couple of things…
I have made the Survival Skills CD available for direct purchase – $27 (US and international orders).
And, I have re-opened the digital-only RookieDoc Membership portion (US and international orders).
Here’s a short intro video to show you some of the things that are part of membership. If it sounds interesting or useful, click the link below the video to find out more.
The images of CDs, books, and DVDs in this video correspond to downloadable products.
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:
Most of you know that I am married and have 5 kids. That’s 5 weddings and 20 years of college tuition to pay for. What this means is that I could be in a little trouble with the wife for what I’m about to do… You see I’m giving away something to anyone who’s interested, but I have to limit the quantity. For sure, I’m going to lose some money, but it’ll have to be enough to fly under the wife’s radar. (By the way… she never reads my blog.)
So… if you’re not on the Priority Notification List, you might want to get on it. You’ll want to know early before I run out.