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Discussion in 'Internship' started by DOk1ng, Mar 7, 2012.

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  1. DOk1ng

    DOk1ng 2+ Year Member

    Sep 11, 2011

    I will be starting internship in july 2012 with only Sub-I in 4th year.
    Rest were subspecialty rotations or non-IM rotations.

    How do i prepare to overcome that disadvantage?
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  3. myhandsarecold

    myhandsarecold 2+ Year Member

    Dec 2, 2009
    at this point, either you know it or you dont
  4. OveractiveBrain

    OveractiveBrain Banned 2+ Year Member

    Jun 15, 2009
    Dirty Dirt
    What disadvantage? That's what everyone does. If you want to convince yourself that you're preparing for intern year, go ahead and read a review book. Either start reading Currents (dense) or just review your Step 2 notes. nothing you do now will prepare you for what comes.

    You will learn more in your first month of residency than you did in the entirety of fourth year.
  5. Punkn

    Punkn at the Christie Rd tracks 10+ Year Member

    Sep 21, 2005
    This. Just enjoy 4th year while you can. You'll be well rested and ready to go come July 1 rather than being part-way burnt out before you even start.
  6. happygolucky1

    happygolucky1 2+ Year Member

    Feb 20, 2012
    don't be a freak yo. you'll be all right. there is no reason to "review anything," have your up-to-date, mass gen green pocket guide, and senior handy at all times.
  7. MoskD

    MoskD PGY2

    Mar 28, 2012
    You won't be at a disadvantage at all. Just relax and go with the flow. The residents and attendings realize it's your first couple of months.
  8. Phyozo

    Phyozo 10+ Year Member

    Oct 29, 2006
    Definitely better start freaking out...
  9. PMPMD

    PMPMD 4G MD 10+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    If the patient doesn't have a pulse, start compressions. Most other things, you'll have time to look up or call your senior.
  10. Dral

    Dral 7+ Year Member

    I started intern year in June of 2011.

    I hadn't pre rounded on one patient all through 4th year. I did all out patient and other stuff.

    I took a year off between 3rd year and 4th year to do an MPH.

    So starting intern year in June 2011 I hadn't done medicine or worked with in patients since January of 2009.

    I have 2 months left and haven't had any fact, intern year has been not so bad tbh.

    You'll be fine.
  11. Elixir86

    Elixir86 7+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    As someone who will be starting internship this summer and has been "patient-free" for the past 2 months, this makes me feel a little better. Although, you're probably a genius so I should just ignore most of what you say since it won't apply to me anyways.
  12. Phyozo

    Phyozo 10+ Year Member

    Oct 29, 2006
    The interns that saw no patients and then failed out of residency are no longer here on sdn :)
  13. Dral

    Dral 7+ Year Member

    Not at all a genius. I was scoring low 80s on exams first and second year while ppl were consistently getting high 90's. Did really well on Step I but didn't totally rock it, did worse on step II than I.

    It's a little bit about knowledge and a lot about being engaged and being truly concerned about patients, even if you don't know the exact thing to do for them without asking.
  14. RestoreSight

    RestoreSight 5+ Year Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Just read House of God and you'll be fine. :D
  15. RocurWorld

    RocurWorld ASA Member 5+ Year Member

    Jul 10, 2010
    or..."have your iphone and goodle handy at all times!" in the mean time relax and enjoy being done med school!

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