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Clerkship Residency Thoughts

Taking Ownership of Your Patients

In many ways, residency is not too different clerkship. You rotate through different specialties, you try to learn how to take care of patients from your teachers. Sometimes, I feel like I knew more medical knowledge when I was a medical student than I do now. During clerkship, I saw fewer patients, read more and […]

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Clerkship Medical School

Clerkship Pearls – How to Get a Consultation

This is another post in the Clerkship Pearls series for medical students going through clerkship, and today I’ll be discussing How to Effectively Get a Consultation for Your Patient One of the scariest things to do as a clerk is to ask another consult service to help you with the care of your patient. A […]

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Clerkship Medical School

Clerkship Pearls – How to Present a Patient Case Effectively

Presenting a case is an essential skill every medical student will have to master. In fact, it is one of the few things you can easily do to impress your preceptors and staff doctors. It’s a visible and tangible thing that can set you apart from your peers and can distinguish you from an average […]

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Clerkship Medical School

Clerkship Pearls – Writing a Note Pt 2

In my previous post, I went over the essentials you should include in every note you write as a clinical clerk. Items such as date, time, identification, signatures and writing with dark colors, technique and legibly should always be enforced. For Part 2, I’ll go over quickly how to write a note so it will […]

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Clerkship Pearls – Writing a Note Pt 1

Writing a Note As a clinical clerk, you will be writing notes everyday. It could be an admission note, a progress note, a consultation even a discharge summary. Either way, learning how to write a useful note is something that should be done properly. Writing a note isn’t hard, writing a good note takes some […]

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Medical School

Clerkship Initial Thoughts

It feels pretty good to be out of the classroom. However, I am often completely lost on the wards. Whether that is figuring out who does what, what questions to ask patients, how to order lab tests and write prescriptions, the wards are a confusing place at first. Things are better now that I’ve had […]