Top 10 Mistakes Made in Clinical Rotations

By Kendra Campbell, MD and other Medscape Contributors

Last week, I watched a med student argue for 20 minutes with a patient about whether or not they were ambulating enough. His actions inspired me to make a top 10 list of mistakes that I’ve seen students make during their clinical rotations:

1. Arguing with a patient:
This is an exercise in futility, and is very unprofessional.
“One of your role’s as a physician is to invoke a shared decision making process with your patients who have decision making capacity.”

2. Reporting a physical finding without actually observing it:
I’ve even seen a student get in trouble for documenting a physical finding on a patient who had been discharged already.

3. Berating (aka “pimping”) your resident or attending:
Med school is similar to the military when it comes to respecting your place in the chain of command. Attendings “pimp” residents and med students. Residents berate med students. Thou shalt not berate up the chain. That said, the institutionalized nature of “pimping” does not absolve the word of its offensive and unethical practice. Eradicate it from your vocabulary and practice.

Medical Students Top 10 Mistakes Made in Clinical Rotations

“Most of the time it is to show power, how smart they are and embarrass those lower in the “Hierarchy”. If  residents and attendings really want to teach, than have a real discussion of the issues.  Yes, ask questions but don’t berate someone if they don’t know the answer. Good attendings approach it like that, and if a student or resident doesn’t know the answer, they are told to look it up.

A few times, when I was a student, a hotshot resident would try to “pimp” me and they had the wrong answer and tried to correct me. I looked up a relevant article and proved my position. There is nothing wrong with that, as long as it is done respectfully.

Medicine is a life long learning experience. Everyone can learn something new including residents and attendings. Don’t automatically discount someone’s opinion because they are lower on the hospital chain. A student might have a Ph.D. or master’s in some field and truly knows more about a subject than the resident or attending.”

4. Disrespecting the nurses:
Seriously, this is a huge no-no. If you want to make your life miserable, make the nurses hate you. If you want to enjoy your time at the hospital, befriend every nurse you meet.

5. Dressing inappropriately:
Dressing appropriately is important, and applies to men as well as women. For example, no sandals, no jeans, no T-shirts (unless they’re under scrubs), a mohawk wouldn’t go over well, nor would wearing 4-inch stiletto heels, or a need to exhibit one’s cleavage.  There’s a time and a place for everything, and the hospital is not a place to dress provocatively.

“Include personal hygiene. Use your dental floss and brush your teeth. Patients do not deserve a doctor with bad breath. Poor personal hygiene raises doubts in the minds of all about whether you are scrupulous about everything else.”

6. Documenting an important positive finding without alerting your resident or attending:
If you discover that a patient has rebound tenderness, or a temperature of 103.7, don’t write this in a note and walk away. You must always alert your higher-ups to significant findings, or else you will find yourself getting chewed out for a good while.

7. Showing up late:
This is a particular pet peeve of mine, and one that some students seem to think is insignificant. People notice when you’re late. It’s unprofessional and disrespectful to the rest of the group. Traffic is not an excuse. Leave your residence early enough to get to the hospital with plenty of time to spare.

8. Performing a procedure without having been authorized to do so:
If the resident walks in on you placing a central line on a patient without their authorization, you will find yourself in deep trouble with the doctor, hospital, and potentially a courtroom.

9. Forgetting you are in a hospital:
This is something that is easier said than done. We spend so many hours in the hospital that it’s easy to forget that we are surrounded by very ill, helpless, and frightened people. It’s not a high school football game; it’s a hospital.  Patient’s lives are in the hands of the healthcare workers surrounding them. We are each one of the healthcare workers.

10. Being a slacker:
We all have seen students who try to get by with the bare minimum in everything they do. If you want to throw away a ridiculous amount of money, not learn anything, and end up being a crappy doctor, then by all means slack off during your clinical years. If you want to learn a lot and become an incredible doctor, then put in the time and effort.

Source: www.einstein.yu.edu

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Are you Thinking about Earning a Master’s Degree in Medicine (MD/MS) ?

Masters in Medicine can open up a multitude of opportunities for the medical professionals

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Texila American University in partnership with University of Central Nicaragua offers Examination based Master of Medicine (MD/MS) degree programs.

Candidates with under graduation (UG) in Medicine and aspiring to be a specialty consultant to keep up with the current trends are offered to pursue their postings in the affiliate hospitals to give their PG examination through TAU.

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TAU is now listed in the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)

Texila American University is now an approved Institutional Member of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).

International Council for Open and Distance Education was founded in the year 1938 in Canada, and hold members from more than 60 different countries. It is a leading global membership organization to enhance the quality of open, distance, flexible, e-learning and online education.

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ICDE’s members are of great importance in shaping of the education world-wide. The member institutions around the globe that offers the courses through Open,          Distance and Online modes of learning are listed in ICDE.

Certain criteria are considered to list the institution as a member of ICDE like size of the institution, information about the institution available in English and the International visibility of the Institution.

The main focus of the ICDE organization is to provide an overview of the main associations and network organizations around the globe in order to promote the cause of open and distance education and with proper websites.

Texila American University has earned the academic institutional membership of the International Council for Open and Distance Education which has a wide range of University network spread across the world. The students who pursue different distance and online programs in the TAU will be rewarded with the globally recognized degrees from the University which is now a member of ICDE.

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TAU is listed in Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

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The Association of the Commonwealth Universities is the world’s first and oldest international university network which was established in 1913. ACU is a UK registered charity with over 500 member institutions in developed and developing countries all over the world across the Commonwealth. ACU addresses the issues on International higher education through a wide range of projects, networks and events.

The ACU administers scholarships, provides academic research and leadership on issues in the sector, and promotes inter-university cooperation and the sharing of good practice – helping universities serve their communities, now and into the future.

Dr Anastasias Christodoulou was the Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities from 1980 to 1996. In 1986, Queen Elizabeth II became patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Up to 15 scholarships are available during 2014-2015 for international students to study for Master’s degrees at universities in ten low and middle income Commonwealth countries, including Bangladesh, Barbados, Ghana and South Africa.

Texila American University has earned the membership of the Commonwealth Universities which has a wide range of University network spread across the world. The students who pursue different programs or verticals in the TAU will be rewarded with the globally recognized degrees from the University which is now a member of ACU.

Texila American University (TAU), one of the best Caribbean Medical Schools, is an International Medical University rendering the Doctor of Medicine and Nursing programs with a high level of professionalism and exactness. The University campus is located in Guyana, West Indies and has different branch offices in New Jersey (USA), Sharjah and India.  Currently, the University holds the students from 35 different countries studying the medicine and nursing programs in its campus in Guyana.

Since its inception, Texila American University has been in the forefront rendering the best class of education with a high level of professionalism and exactness. The University is partnered with different Universities round the world which would benefit the students by earning the degrees of global recognition.

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TAU is Now Affiliated With World City Medical Center, Philippines

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Texila American University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the World City Medical Center, Philippines for different specializations in Masters in Medicine / Master of Surgery (MD/MS) programs. Now the students can pursue the Residential programs for different verticals in Philippines as well.

World City Medical Center is one of the leading healthcare providers in Philippines and is marked as a tertiary hospital with 276 bed capacity.  It encompasses the preventive, curative and rehabilitative facets of the maintenance of the physical and psychological welfare of the society.

With the well advanced tradition of an excellent healthcare provider and unmatched hospitality, the World City Medical Center dedicates itself in providing optimum and holistic healthcare and wellness to its patients all around the world.

The infrastructure of the hospital ranges from the grand-standing lobby to various comfy suites and private rooms. The hospital guarantees all its patients and customers a medical and wellness experience unparalleled by any medical centers in the country.

The specializations offered include the following:

  • Radiology
  • Orthopedics
  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics
  • OBG
  • Internal Medicine
  • Chest Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine

The Post Graduate Degree will be awarded by the Texila American University and the Training will be provided by the World City Medical Center, Philippines.

 

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TAU Commences the Post Graduate Diploma Programs in Medicine

Texila American University (TAU) has commenced the regular PG Diploma programs with US based curriculum. The program is rendered with advanced curriculum to meet the requirements. The course delivery is reliable and advanced with its modern learning platforms.

Any students who have successfully completed the MBBS from a recognized University with proper license from a registered body (example MCI for India) are eligible for the program. The course duration of the program is two years offered for full-time.  The University renders the Knowledge enhanced programs with different specializations.

Specializations:

•    Dialysis Management
•    Non Invasive Cardiology
•    Diabetology

The Clinical Trainings will be provided by the in Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals (Narayana Health) all over India with the help of eminent faculties. Students will have the privilege of getting Clinical Postings at various Narayana Health hospitals which are in Bangalore, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmadabad, Mysore, Shimoga, Jamshedpur, Raipur and a lot more.

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As per the University norms, the programs hold its importance in the simplified and effective academic curriculums and other requirements. The university assists the students’ to achieve the aspirations with its post graduate programs recognized world-wide.

Texila American University (TAU) renders the post graduate programs in partnership with the University of Central Nicaragua (UCN). TAU currently has students from Asia, Africa, Middle East and other Continents of the world for the post graduate programs.

About Texila American University
Texila American University (TAU) is one of the reputed Medical Schools in the Caribbean, with its campus located in Guyana. Since its inception, TAU has been rendering the best-class education with a high deal of professionalism and exactness. It is a WHO Listed, NACG Accredited & MCI Approved University with partnerships world-wide.

For more info, visit http://www.tauedu.org

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TAU Conducts On Spot Admissions in Haryana & Gujarat

Texila American University conducts Spot Admissions in Haryana and Gujarat for its Medicine and Nursing programs. TAU is one of the well reputed Caribbean Medical Schools rendering different programs in the field of College of Medicine and College of Nursing.

The University was initiated in 2010 with only on campus programs in medicine. Later on, it has gained reputation and partnerships with the world class Universities for its different programs.

The Spot Admissions conducted by the Texila American University endures a good chance for the students to get enrolled into the best educational destination with ease. Also concessions in the tuition fees will be provided.

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The scheduled date and venue details are listed below:

25th July – Karnal, Haryana
World Wide Immigration Consultancy Services
Sco 243, IInd Floor, Opp.
Mini Secretariat, Sector 12,
Karnal, Haryana
Phone : 0184-6604900
Email : karnal@wwicsgroup.com

27th July – Vadodara
World Wide Immigration Consultancy Services
202-203, Center Point, R C Dutt Road,
Alkapuri, Baroda-390005
Phone: 0265-60603800
Email: vadodra@wwicsgroup.com

28th July – Ahmadabad
World Wide Immigration Consultancy Services
203-Ashoka Complex, Opp. Kalupur Commercial Bank, Near Golden Triangle,
Sardar Patel Stadium Road, Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad-380009.
Phone: 079-60603800
Email: ahmedabad@wwicsgroup.com

Grab the opportunity to meet one of the University Representatives and get enrolled into the Medicine and Nursing programs  at effective fees!!!

Kindly book your Appointment on respective contact details to participate in the Education Fair to get enrolled for various courses offered by the University.

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