1) Be enthusiastic.This is a good list to be added to Joshua Schwimmer's EfficientMD Wiki.
2) Read about your patients.
3) Be on time.
4) Keep up with your logs.
5) Read a family medicine book.
6) Submit every log for assessment.
7) Any time a preceptor asks, "Hey, would you like to do....?" always say yes.
8) Be nice to the nurses.
9) Work your way into the rooms one baby step at a time.
10) Even if you hate family medicine, look at the bright side.
Kendra Campbell of Island Medical Student assembled a set of tips from her surgical rotation:
1. Don’t be afraid to complain.
2. Introduce yourself to everyone.
3. Stand out.
4. Smile. Smile. Smile.
5. Get your money’s worth.
6. Make friends with your fellow students.
Tips for Doing Well in the Surgery Rotation from CCLCM Student Blog: Surgery is one of those rotations that is more a 5-to-9 job than a 9-to-5 job, 04/2009.
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