EMRA Hangouts: Presentation by Dr. Wieters, Clerkship Director at Texas A&M
on my audition so obv this is relevant to me now lol
shit. good luck! this is why i love you. you don’t make excuses. you make it happen. I hate it when people tell me that they can’t do shit.
because of exams
how can you do ALL the things in such little time? IN other words
1. come up with a great differential. 2. review the chart. 3. talk to the nurse. 4. make a good plan. 5. practice and present. but NOT vanish for over 20 mins
Along the lines of the previous question…at this point (MS4 Sub-I), what are your thoughts about your students peeking at the chart before walking into the room? (This was big “no no” as MS3 because they wanted us to practice our interviewing skills. Are expectations a little different for the Sub-I’s? Is this part of our transition from interview into interpreter?
Is there anything you’ve discussed (presentations/procedures) where you would change your approach as a student when working on a team directly with an intern/jr resident versus a sr resident/attending?
I am the type of student who would absolutely love to spend all my free time on the EM clerkship studying and practicing procedures, but usually needs more time than other students to perform well on the oh-so-important shelf exam. So I have to find the right split between shelf studying and skill studying. What importance do you place on a student being well practiced in things like central lines, vs a student who hasn't practiced skills as much, vs a student who doesn't show excellence in preparation for skills (still willing to learn) but ensures they get honors in the clerkship with a high shelf grade (for future evaluation for residency applications)?
How do you approach making connections on away rotations?
Can you speak to the type of documentation in the chart that you expect from medical students during a shift?
Thank you, I appreciate the answer to my question.
With site directors
Medical students are always going to want to do procedures and see sick patients. What do you look for in terms of balance between trying to be enthusiastic/motivated and working collaboratively with the other students on the same shift? (Assuming you’re not assigned to separate teams, etc.)
What are some other "red flags" that we should avoid while rotating?
Thank you so much!
Thank you Dr. Wieters!
Thanks Dr. Wieters
Kiel A. Morris
Thank you! This has been really informative.
Thank you Dr. Wieters!
Thank You, Dr. Wieters!