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Will be starting an elective soon and I’ve been told by others to make sure to be the right amount of keen but what does that mean practically ? 
 

im a pretty shy person normally so I would never step any boundaries or anything like that 

 

im also pretty nerdy tho... 

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make your presence an asset to your team. Have things prepped before rounding, know your patients, know your list, even the patients you signed off on. Offer to do things, be proactive, dont wait to be told things. An example, you do a consult you think the patient will be admitted, have the orders and any paperwork ready before you even review.

On a personal level, be positive, don't complain, show sincere enthusiasm, don't be a suck up, be a good team player, don't screw anyone over, don't step on people's toes, be respectful to everyone from every level, and don't be in people's faces. Another example is students who ask too many questions ni the OR - read the room, it might not be the best place. 

Hope that's helpful. Don't stress though, just be nice, be a hard worker and try your best to be proactive and it'll be great!

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18 minutes ago, whatisgoingon said:

make your presence an asset to your team. Have things prepped before rounding, know your patients, know your list, even the patients you signed off on. Offer to do things, be proactive, dont wait to be told things. An example, you do a consult you think the patient will be admitted, have the orders and any paperwork ready before you even review.

On a personal level, be positive, don't complain, show sincere enthusiasm, don't be a suck up, be a good team player, don't screw anyone over, don't step on people's toes, be respectful to everyone from every level, and don't be in people's faces. Another example is students who ask too many questions ni the OR - read the room, it might not be the best place. 

Hope that's helpful. Don't stress though, just be nice, be a hard worker and try your best to be proactive and it'll be great!

Thanks so much! 

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To be brief:

get done what you are assigned to do, and do it well, don't leave potholes behind.

when there is a chance, offer an extra hand, but don't go poaching other people's work.

respect everyone, don't boast your publications or awards in front of everyone.

don't embarrass a resident or jump on the bandwagon, even if the attending or the senior is the one doing it. 

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