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Every medical student is really a bit apprehensive when he/she knows they’ll be assigned a new resident. Exactly the same questions always come up…will the resident be nice? Will they understand my busy schedule? Will they make me execute a ton of scutwork? Will they make me write most of his/her progress notes? And perhaps most importantly, will they let me leave early to study for boards or enjoy the occasional night out? After a year . 5 of clinical rotations in a variety of hospitals throughout NYC, I have learned that each resident can fit in to one of three general categories.

The Amazing Resident
The first type of resident is my favorite. He/she is the one which still remembers what it’s prefer to have freedom and no responsibility as a 3rd and 4th year medical student. They understand that the medical student is strictly there to learn some cool things and see some interesting procedures, then get out of the hospital to study. This resident is almost always cognizant to the fact that the medical student will not want to work through lunch to finish a progress note that should be done by the resident in the first place.

I have also noticed that this kind of resident is usually better and smarter than his/her colleagues. He/she has the capacity to get their work done with out a medical student, therefore doesn’t have to rely on him for help. Since this resident is usually smarter compared to the average bear, they often times times impart unique clinical knowledge to the student. The funny thing relating to this resident is that I am MUCH more ready to do the lowest of scutwork to greatly help him/her out because of their teaching and knowledge of the medical student’s role.

The Horrible Resident
On another extreme of the spectrum is the resident which makes the student think that if you don’t work longer and harder than the resident, then you will ultimately be a horrible doctor and unworthy of the ‘MD’ degree. The darkest of these types of residents will even taunt the medical student’s worst fears by threatening the idea of giving you a negative evaluation if you’re not breaking your back again to make their life easier. Because of this if you eat lunch before finishing scutwork for him/her even though you’re about to distribute from hypoglycemia, you are unworthy. This type of resident will berate you if anything goes wrong throughout their shift. This may include yelling at you for misplacing the central line in the carotid rather than the external jugular, despite the fact that you’re only an observer during the procedure. And for the information, it will continually be your fault, thus it really is easier never to argue and merely accept the blame and declare that you will never repeat.

Ki Residences Singapore This type of resident can either be smart or not so bright, but one thing is always true, their notion of ‘teaching’ is very misconstrued. They believe that making the medical student call another hospital to get medical records, or calling the primary care doctor regarding a patient they know nothing about, falls under the category of teaching, Therefore, this fulfills their role as a ‘teacher,’ resolving them of experiencing to waste their time explaining the reasoning for ordering potassium levels Q4H on the DKA patient.

On the other hand, I must admit that this type of resident isn’t entirely bad. I once had a resident that often left the building before me leaving a few of his work for me to complete. He would ask me to obtain an ABG on his patient with respiratory distress, and go home while I was in the patient’s room. Although this is incredibly annoying, I did become extraordinarily competent on many procedures. I can now do an ABG blindfolded and I don’t need any assistance apart from a nurse to put an NG tube. Thus, I have to thank that resident for being a negative teacher and leaving me to learn things on my own.

The Okay Resident
The last type of resident is markedly different than the others, but sometimes has traits of both extremes. I really believe the primary problem that undermines this resident is they aren’t aware of the fact that the student has needs such as for example going to the toilet and eating. They have a tendency to forget that the student actually exists and is more than just a fly following them around. This resident is not directly vicious (like the ‘horrible resident’), it’s that they are usually too overwhelmed during the day and just don’t know how to utilize the student effectively. This leads to a medical student that is bored and zones out because he/she isn’t engaged and is left to stare at the paint drying on the wall.

I don’t desire to generalize this group of residents as being not smart, but they do not get it like a lot of their colleagues. The point that they are overwhelmed by work is because they don’t understand how to manage their time appropriately so when needed, ask for help from the medical student. I have met quite a few of these residents that are very smart, it’s just that they are usually thorough making use of their patients, which doesn’t allow any time for them to think about how exactly to have the student interact. From my experience, it appears that their strict attention to details stems from their paranoia of making a mistake and somehow killing a patient. This leads me to believe they need to read Samuel Shem’s books and grasp the idea that less is usually better in the healthcare world and their meticulousness is hindering rather than helping.