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"Quiet" on an evaluation

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by Blue Frog, May 6, 2007.

  1. Blue Frog

    Blue Frog Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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    So I asked this in another forum...but thought maybe this forum would have been more appropriate...

    How much do comments such as "quiet" on a couple rotation evaluations affect the decision to interview/rank an applicant in EM?
     
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  3. NinerNiner999

    NinerNiner999 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Where it's at.
    Are you suggesting "quiet" meaning "shy" or "not assertive" or "quiet" meaning "withdrawn, not engaging, and generally strange or wierd to work with?" How is it phrased?
     
  4. Blue Frog

    Blue Frog Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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    "quiet but ___fill in the blank___"
    knowledgeable about his/her patients
    well spoken
     
  5. NinerNiner999

    NinerNiner999 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Where it's at.
    Quiet but WHAT?
     
  6. Blue Frog

    Blue Frog Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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    "quiet but knowledgeable about his/her patients"
    and
    "quiet but well spoken"
     
  7. Red Runner

    Red Runner Member 7+ Year Member

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    "It’s better to remain silent and appear to be a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt..."

    Not sure who said it but I can think of a few residents who could use more of this advice (I'm sure I do at times as well) I think the way they are written will not hurt you, maybe even help, so long as you are personable and interview well.

    Good Luck!
     
  8. southerndoc

    southerndoc life is good Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    I was quiet in medical school. I think people would say I'm the complete opposite now. Perhaps too vocal with my opinions at times.
     
  9. bulgethetwine

    bulgethetwine Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

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    Nice Abe Lincoln quote.

    I wouldn't worry about it. Nothing wrong with being "quiet". I wish many of my colleagues were a little more often. And they undoubtedly think that of me, too! :D
     
  10. NinerNiner999

    NinerNiner999 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Yeah - nothing wrong with that at all - in fact, it will serve you well :thumbup:
     
  11. Blue Frog

    Blue Frog Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks everyone...that makes me feel better. :)
     
  12. a_ditchdoc

    a_ditchdoc 5+ Year Member

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    I recieved that on 3 different evaluations, but they were otherwise favorable. Of course, I study in Israel and most of my patients speak a different language. If I had not been quiet I suppose they would have said "ditchdoc talks to himself a lot."

    I would not worry about it as long as you recieved a favorable evaluation. Most people would prefer to work with someone quiet rather than work with someone that never shuts up.
     
  13. drlisa0318

    drlisa0318 Member 7+ Year Member

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    From Proverbs 17:27-28 (New International Version)......

    27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint,
    and a man of understanding is even-tempered.

    28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent,
    and discerning if he holds his tongue.
     
  14. Northeaster

    Northeaster PGY-2 Maine Med 2+ Year Member

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    I think the remarks you mentioned are both positive though I do think these evaluators are trying to tell you to speak up a bit. It only takes speaking up in rounds one or two times to get rid of this reputation if you are concerned about it.
     

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