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Monday, April 30, 2012

Medicine Clerkship

So after a glorious spring break, I returned to school today for orientation to the Medicine clerkship. I've been looking forward to this rotation as much as I can look forward to a clerkship. It's supposed to be the one where medical students are most involved and learn the most. I feel like I haven't really done much of anything this year, so I've got high hopes for my time. At the same time, the time commitments are great and I don't feel like living at the hospital for the next two months. But so be it. If I'm doing productive stuff and I'm learning, I'm OK with that. If'I'm just standing around pretending to look engaged and occupied, then it's going to be a long haul.

I'd like to chronicle my experience as much as I can. I know I've been bad with the blogging. Not enough time for everything. But this is likely to be one of the most important and meaningful experiences I have as a medical student, so I hope to learn a lot and reflect that here on this blog.

I'm all ears with regard to advice on how to succeed in this clerkship. So please comment below!

I've got all the usual resources - Step Up to Medicine, Pocket Medicine, Dubin, First Aid, etc. I even have Harrison's on my Inkling app for iPad. Resources I am not lacking. Maybe some motivation. And some knowledge. But we all do seem to get by, somehow. That's the thing with clerkships. You can never really anticipate how it's going to be. You show up and roll with the punches. You quickly adapt to whatever the expectations are. I hope I can do that well on this rotation.

Anyway, nothing insightful to tell yet. I should probably just get some sleep and prepare for tomorrow.
Goodnight world.

1 comment:

  1. -Medcalc
    -Lexicomp and/or Epocrates
    -Medscape (useful offline)
    -Consider Sanford Guide (if beginning of year / before pediatrics)
    -Dropbox: put EVERYTHING in your dropbox, all your assignments, etc.
    -Bookmark links to uptodate, internal pubmed and EMR (if web interface is compatible)
    -Anki (if you are still mking flashcards)
    -Pandora (for surgery OR playlists)
    -Angry Birds