SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I think ideally the resident-student interaction should be mutually beneficial to both. The resident would want some good help from the student while the student expects to learn something in return for doing the scutwork, of course that doesn't always happen (sad to say, but usually the resident doesn't fulfill his/her end of the bargain ). So how to handle them? What are some of the things you have done to make it a positive experience for the student and at the same time getting some good free help? And is it the responsibility of the intern to teach the students or is it the more senior residents' responsibility?