So 6 months into 3rd year an I'm still pretty much completely incompetent when it comes to the actual physical skills of medicine. I can barely suture (I'm pretty sure every patient I've closed is quite literally scarred for life), can't intubate (tried twice, couldn't visualize the airway), can't place an NG tube, an IV, or any kind of catheter, and of course I have absolutely no clue how to do real surgical/medical procedures like needle decompressions/chest tubes. I'm trying my very best to improve (I'm putting myself through that 'learn to tie up wounds' course that advertises on SDN this weekend) and I'm working in the sim center whenever I can find time but I'm worried this is going to be a continuing problem. So, I guess my question is, other than a General Surgery rotation, do y'all know of any procedures or courses that really help you develp your procedural skills? I don't want to show up to my residency without knowing anything.