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Learn How to Get the Best Out of Your Clinical Rotations

By |2019-05-31T19:37:03-04:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Clinical Rotations Resources|Tags: , , |

After all the hours you’ve put into attending med school, it’s finally time to explore medicine outside the classroom. You’re ready to explore the adventures of working in healthcare environments. But how do you get the best out of your clinical rotations, so you become an awesome doctor someday? Using Clinical Placements to Land a Prime Residency Interacting with real patients is something all medical students dream of doing. Also known as clerkships, clinical rotations give you chances to make long-lasting impressions on attendings, residents, directors, nurses and other hospital staff. Excelling during your clinical placement could lead to a prime residency placement! In 2015, the American Osteopathic Association published a study. It [...]

10 Mistakes Med Students Make During Clinical Rotations – Part 2

By |2019-05-31T19:24:52-04:00April 14th, 2019|Categories: Clinical Rotations Resources|Tags: , , |

How to Succeed in Clinical Rotations for Medical Students This is a 2-part series. Please click the link below to read part 1. Read Part 1 How to Succeed in Clinical Rotations for Medical Students. Photo by Pranidchakan Boonrom from Pexels 10 Mistakes Med Students Make During Clinical Rotations - Part 2 6. Disrespecting Nurses One of the biggest mistakes many med school students make during clinical rotations is being disrespectful or rude to nurses. Being cordial to the women and men who assist physicians and care for patients most makes your job simpler, now and in the future. This is especially true for the nurses you work with, as [...]

10 Mistakes Med Students Make During Clinical Rotations – Part 1

By |2019-05-31T19:25:06-04:00April 13th, 2019|Categories: Clinical Rotations Resources|Tags: , , |

No matter the profession, mistakes are bound to happen. We all make them. However, as a professional, you must try your hardest to avoid them. Even during clinical rotations for medical students, there are common mistakes you can avoid altogether. People look up to you because they expect you to be flawless. During your training as a medical student, there are occasions when mistakes inevitably happen. Mishaps may happen during your first few years of study. But many common mistakes occur during your clinical years. When these issues come up, don’t be afraid to consult a mentor or anyone else in your training hierarchy on how to handle the situation. After all, they [...]

10 Tips for Developing Good Bedside Manner as a Med School Student

By |2019-05-31T19:27:12-04:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Clinical Rotations Resources, Medical Student Resources|Tags: , , , |

Becoming a doctor requires attending medical school, passing USMLEs, gaining clinical experience, and landing a residency in your field.  Being a good doctor means learning how to respect the nurses you work with and providing patients with good bedside manner. Once your clinical rotations begin, you’ll need to learn how to thoroughly assess patients quickly. Starting intravenous lines and inserting gastric tubes will become regularly tasks. These and other types of procedures tend to make patients uncomfortable and nervous. That’s why it’s so important that you develop interpersonal skills that are strong enough to put patients at ease. This is known as good bedside manner in the medical industry. How to [...]


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