I'm hoping for some advice on keeping patient details straight in my head... I'm a PGY-3 surgical resident and have had this problem all along but it is starting to become more obvious as I enter my senior resident years. I'm fairly organized so I know how to write things down, but I have huge difficulty in remembering which details are associated with which patients, especially when they are not germane to the patient's primary problem. E.g. lab tests, social history, etc. Has anyone else had this problem and made any headway? I looked it up in a few psychiatry textbooks and I believe this type of memory is called "recall discriminability." I'm in my 30s, sleep 6-7 hrs a night, chronically tired like the rest of us. Could be a function of fatigue/alertness but I seem to be much worse than my peers in this respect. Open to any and all ideas... Thanks everyone!