Originally Posted by WashMe
Thanks... I'm at the end of MS3 and sometimes I'll see a new patient and just think "I don't know what the f--- is going on".
I'm on peds ED right now and it's the worst because the kids come in, are barely sick, and I just want to be like "go home" but there are evidently tests that need to be done, and things to consider that I've never heard about despite being here for 3 years.
It seems like the more I try to learn, the more it becomes apparent that I don't know s--- about managing the majority of things properly. I have ideas, but cannot describe a complete but succinct treatment plan in many cases.
Hopefully it will get better
That's how a lot of MS3's feel. If a 3rd year tells you that they know everything and nothing is new/novel, they are lying(or failing at being a show-off).
That's one of the things as a student on rotations which may seem frustrating but necessary: Seeing how much there is that you don't know and acquiring as much as you can. Cause, if you knew how to work up a patient on the first try, clinical learning wouldn't be needed! But it takes lots, and lots of practice. And especially with peds, there are lots of infant/toddler/child diseases that are specific to that population which is new to learn about, and even the diseases you've learned in basic sciences, some of the tests/diagnostic methods they use might be new.