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So I'm two months into third year and I will be going into surgery rotation next week. I am wondering what the consensus is on comfort devices such as fidget spinners or fidget cubes during rotations. To start, I am not trying to honor any rotation outside of psych. And I don't get the impression that the demands of my psych rotation will be enough that I will need my spinner, so if using my spinner is the difference between passing or honoring that still may be worth it to me. Mainly I am getting nervous as surgery rotation nears so I am just wondering what thoughts are regarding possibly using a fidget spinner during the rotation. I basically use it while studying at home and even when hanging out with my friend. The one I predominantly use is significantly smaller than the ones you see at the gas stations and walmart etc (only has 2 'points' instead of the usual 3) so I don't think that it's particularly 'in your face' or anything. My first rotation was family medicine and I was able to use my spinner while taking the shelf because I have test accommodations so I'm in a separate room when I test. I did not try to use it during the rotation except when I was alone however there were definitely times when I would've liked to, part of the reason I am asking. During the test I found that it helped a lot with speed of recall and just overall not panicking specifically when I am sleep deprived which i imagine will be a daily thing on surgery. So I guess my question is if using my spinner would be reasonable perhaps just while pre-rounding or presenting patients (obv. not while scrubbed in unless there is a way to sterilize it)? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Hey guys.

So I'm two months into third year and I will be going into surgery rotation next week. I am wondering what the consensus is on comfort devices such as fidget spinners or fidget cubes during rotations. To start, I am not trying to honor any rotation outside of psych. And I don't get the impression that the demands of my psych rotation will be enough that I will need my spinner, so if using my spinner is the difference between passing or honoring that still may be worth it to me. Mainly I am getting nervous as surgery rotation nears so I am just wondering what thoughts are regarding possibly using a fidget spinner during the rotation. I basically use it while studying at home and even when hanging out with my friend. The one I predominantly use is significantly smaller than the ones you see at the gas stations and walmart etc (only has 2 'points' instead of the usual 3) so I don't think that it's particularly 'in your face' or anything. My first rotation was family medicine and I was able to use my spinner while taking the shelf because I have test accommodations so I'm in a separate room when I test. I did not try to use it during the rotation except when I was alone however there were definitely times when I would've liked to, part of the reason I am asking. During the test I found that it helped a lot with speed of recall and just overall not panicking specifically when I am sleep deprived which i imagine will be a daily thing on surgery. So I guess my question is if using my spinner would be reasonable perhaps just while pre-rounding or presenting patients (obv. not while scrubbed in unless there is a way to sterilize it)? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

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Absolutely not- so unprofessional and immature to be using it while at work.


Hey guys.

So I'm two months into third year and I will be going into surgery rotation next week. I am wondering what the consensus is on comfort devices such as fidget spinners or fidget cubes during rotations. To start, I am not trying to honor any rotation outside of psych. And I don't get the impression that the demands of my psych rotation will be enough that I will need my spinner, so if using my spinner is the difference between passing or honoring that still may be worth it to me. Mainly I am getting nervous as surgery rotation nears so I am just wondering what thoughts are regarding possibly using a fidget spinner during the rotation. I basically use it while studying at home and even when hanging out with my friend. The one I predominantly use is significantly smaller than the ones you see at the gas stations and walmart etc (only has 2 'points' instead of the usual 3) so I don't think that it's particularly 'in your face' or anything. My first rotation was family medicine and I was able to use my spinner while taking the shelf because I have test accommodations so I'm in a separate room when I test. I did not try to use it during the rotation except when I was alone however there were definitely times when I would've liked to, part of the reason I am asking. During the test I found that it helped a lot with speed of recall and just overall not panicking specifically when I am sleep deprived which i imagine will be a daily thing on surgery. So I guess my question is if using my spinner would be reasonable perhaps just while pre-rounding or presenting patients (obv. not while scrubbed in unless there is a way to sterilize it)? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
 
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"comfort devices" LOL

I hate that this is even a socially acceptable question.
 
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Hey guys.

So I'm two months into third year and I will be going into surgery rotation next week. I am wondering what the consensus is on comfort devices such as fidget spinners or fidget cubes during rotations. To start, I am not trying to honor any rotation outside of psych. And I don't get the impression that the demands of my psych rotation will be enough that I will need my spinner, so if using my spinner is the difference between passing or honoring that still may be worth it to me. Mainly I am getting nervous as surgery rotation nears so I am just wondering what thoughts are regarding possibly using a fidget spinner during the rotation. I basically use it while studying at home and even when hanging out with my friend. The one I predominantly use is significantly smaller than the ones you see at the gas stations and walmart etc (only has 2 'points' instead of the usual 3) so I don't think that it's particularly 'in your face' or anything. My first rotation was family medicine and I was able to use my spinner while taking the shelf because I have test accommodations so I'm in a separate room when I test. I did not try to use it during the rotation except when I was alone however there were definitely times when I would've liked to, part of the reason I am asking. During the test I found that it helped a lot with speed of recall and just overall not panicking specifically when I am sleep deprived which i imagine will be a daily thing on surgery. So I guess my question is if using my spinner would be reasonable perhaps just while pre-rounding or presenting patients (obv. not while scrubbed in unless there is a way to sterilize it)? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

This isn't a good idea.
 
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Ugh. Beginning to think I should've posted this in the DO forum instead. We're all going to be working together in the end anyway. i get the impression some of you are "old school" but the fact is spinning makes a big difference for a lot of people, me included.
 

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Ugh. Beginning to think I should've posted this in the DO forum instead. We're all going to be working together in the end anyway. i get the impression some of you are "old school" but the fact is spinning makes a big difference for a lot of people, me included.
 
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Hey guys.

So I'm two months into third year and I will be going into surgery rotation next week. I am wondering what the consensus is on comfort devices such as fidget spinners or fidget cubes during rotations. To start, I am not trying to honor any rotation outside of psych. And I don't get the impression that the demands of my psych rotation will be enough that I will need my spinner, so if using my spinner is the difference between passing or honoring that still may be worth it to me. Mainly I am getting nervous as surgery rotation nears so I am just wondering what thoughts are regarding possibly using a fidget spinner during the rotation. I basically use it while studying at home and even when hanging out with my friend. The one I predominantly use is significantly smaller than the ones you see at the gas stations and walmart etc (only has 2 'points' instead of the usual 3) so I don't think that it's particularly 'in your face' or anything. My first rotation was family medicine and I was able to use my spinner while taking the shelf because I have test accommodations so I'm in a separate room when I test. I did not try to use it during the rotation except when I was alone however there were definitely times when I would've liked to, part of the reason I am asking. During the test I found that it helped a lot with speed of recall and just overall not panicking specifically when I am sleep deprived which i imagine will be a daily thing on surgery. So I guess my question is if using my spinner would be reasonable perhaps just while pre-rounding or presenting patients (obv. not while scrubbed in unless there is a way to sterilize it)? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

This must be a joke, right? If you use a fidget spinner during any rotation, you automatically disqualify yourself from getting honors or high pass. Using a spinner seems like a great way to demonstrate you are not interested. You have to find a way to cope without toys, at least until you're an attending, then you can do whatever you want.
 

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You had me until you said unless it could be sterilized. Then when you called it spinning.

Quality troll post. 9/10
 
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Ugh. Beginning to think I should've posted this in the DO forum instead. We're all going to be working together in the end anyway. i get the impression some of you are "old school" but the fact is spinning makes a big difference for a lot of people, me included.
I am a DO, and agree 100% with all the "No," "Hell No," and "Are you serious?"
 
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The only place I've ever seen fidget spinners were in surgery resident lounges/work rooms.... and there were a lot of them there!
 
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Emotional support dog or GTFO.

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Look man, there are plenty of us that don't really feel like rotating on surgery one day, but if I reached the point that I needed to bring a toy into the OR to stay grounded, I would seek help from my friendly neighborhood mental health professional before going in there. There are much more effective options for coping with anxiety or hyperactivity.

Alternatively, at least 8/10 if this is a troll.


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Please no one mention this thread's existence on SPF. I will be taken even less seriously when I defend millennials.

As to your question, I vote heck no. There's a young nurse at the hospital that plays with one during my current rotation. Everyone mocks her behind her back.

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What if you had 4 comfort dogs?
 
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Maybe you can find something you can just keep in your pocket, like a worry stone or something? Of course you might stand out if you've always got your hand in your pocket though...
 
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10/10 would give OP a wedgie
 
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