I'm a 3rd year and so far having a blast. First two years were a real struggle for me and I doubted myself and my decision to go into medicine a lot; and so I can say with confidence that I am finally happy with my choice to become a doctor. I'm also lucky that I have great residents and seniors, completely opposite of all the terrible stories I've heard of overworked residents ****ting on students. Then there is the 4th year on our team. He's a real gunner and thinks he's my boss. Honestly I get more stressed out being around him than any of the attendings, seniors, or interns. I am not sure how to handle this situation. I know that him and my senior are pretty close as he rotated throughout her 3rd year here. So I feel it's tricky because I don't want him to give the senior an impression that I am not helping enough. What I get irritated by is his condescending tone and constant lectures. I don't mind learning about medicine from him, but then there are little things he does where I feel he either wants to take advantage of me or just enjoys the thrill of having someone under him. For example, he asked me the other day to take his patient lists to the shredder when I take mine out. It really wasn't a big deal since I just had to walk 30 feet, so instead of worrying about pissing the senior off by saying no to him, I just did it. He also told me to do bed checks and text him with results so he can update the system. He always "tells" me like he's my mother, to come walk with him when he has to go take care of something, and never asks. Then he tells me how I shouldn't study during the day (even though we have plenty of time just sitting around), and that all studying should be saved for after or before work. He tells me not to bring my Step 2 book around during rounds (I just carry it around to look up things when needed quickly). He asked me to come and take notes while he was interviewing a patient. He claimed the senior asked him to ask me, so I just took his word for it - again I feel trapped bc I really don't know what the senior wants or is thinking. And finally in true gunner style, he over compliments me over the stupidest things, probably to throw me a bone for doing him little favors so I keep coming back. It's very condescending. For example, he complimented me for taking notes while the senior was discussing the day's cases; or when I did the bed check for him. I honestly don't know what to do. I can stick up pretty well for myself in my personal life, but I don't know what to do here because I am the youngest member of the team and am constantly worried about pissing people off. I wouldn't mind sucking up and doing favors for the seniors or attendings but this is a damn student. Any one here have any advice on how to deal with this? It's causing me stress. I can either: a) continue putting up with the crap, b) straight up tell him that I don't work for him and to leave me alone, c) complain to my senior, d) be passive aggressive and avoid him and helping him as much as I can, e) any other ideas? Thanks for reading.