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Preparation for intern year

Discussion in 'Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties' started by Kfix, May 4, 2007.

  1. Kfix

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    I'm going to go ahead and ask the very nerdy question....how should one prepare for intern year? I'm not looking to go nuts or anything as time with friends and family and vacation are all planned; however, I was still looking for any thoughts on really high yeild things one should focus on for some quick, last minute preparation for starting intern year.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. gutonc

    gutonc No Meat, No Treat
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    If your hospital has lots of computers and institutional subscriptions to uptodate among others, you won't need anything else besides a stethoscope and pen.
     
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    So it sounds like there isn't anything you all recommend reading up on or making sure you know how to do prior to intern year??

    thanks for the advice!
     
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    1) Sleep

    2) Spend time with your friends

    3) Spend time with your family

    4) Read up on the place you're moving to and plan some day trips--it's summer and you're going to want to get the hell away from the hospital on your days off.

    5) Read a good non-medical book.

    DS
     
  8. Mumpu

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    1) Sleep a lot
    2) Do not touch any medical books
     
  9. tibor75

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    If you have a girlfriend, get laid as often as possible as it's likely you'll break up within 2 months
     
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    In the same boat...

    A Chief Resident recommended reviewing things that you can't look up easily or leisurly, like the ACLS stuff. Another recommended goofing off as much as possible.
     
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    I plan on doing a lot of fly fishing in the next month... Solid prep I hope!! HA!!

    John
     

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