- Apr 28, 2016
- Medical Student
I'm a few weeks into third year on a rotation with a resident and one other medical student. There is also an RN student working with the the nurses on our unit. So basically every morning I go in and preround on the patients the resident assigns me, write notes, and prepare for how I will present them to the attending....except that when the attending arrives he wants to hear the RN student present all the patients to him....Apparently on this unit, the nurses usually present to the attending, so now that they have a student there, they encourage her to do the presenting. I've tried to jump in a few times when it's about my patient, but I end up just getting cut off by the attending who says he will "talk to me later" or the nurses. I've tried talking to the resident about it but he seems overwhelmed with his own stuff and the other student seems ambivalent towards it all. I keep preparing each day in case by some miracle I do get a chance to present, but I still have another month left of this rotation and I'm really worried about how weak my presentation skills will be when I start my next rotation due to lack of practice.....and at that point the next attending will probably expect more since it won't be my first rotation anymore. What should I do?!