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New rotation, getting hang of things

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by cheruka, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. cheruka

    cheruka 2+ Year Member

    Sep 8, 2012
    Just curious to know when you are in a new environment/attending with a new EMR, if you feel a bit overwhelmed on the first day. For example, new hospital or department with a new EMR. I usually do better by second day and do much better by the 3 rd day. Just wondering how everyone feels about this sort of thing.
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  3. colbgw02

    colbgw02 Delightfully Tacky 10+ Year Member

    I usually feel a bit overwhelmed.
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  4. BlondeDocteur

    BlondeDocteur 10+ Year Member

    If you knew it all, you wouldn't have to do a residency.
  5. JJMrK

    JJMrK J to the J Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 26, 2007
    First day always sucks. Second day is 100% better. I've found that after the first week once I've discharged peeps who were there before I got there, things really start to fly.
  6. mercaptovizadeh

    mercaptovizadeh ἀλώπηξ 10+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2004
    Normal for the first few days on a rotation, even if it's the same EMR. Every service does things a bit differently. Just need to ape how the others do it at first, understanding will come later.
  7. Yup, it sucks. Kind of like the feeling we had as medical students when starting anew for each rotation, but worse.

    It gets better. Both in terms of becoming easier quickly on subsequent days -- or at least a little less overwhelming -- and as you do it through residency, you get better at this sort of thing in general.

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