OLD CARTS

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If you are like me, then you probably have trouble staying organized while obtaining a problem-focused history. I have found that I must rely on frameworks and schemas to keep all the information straight. The framework I use most often is the mnemonic “OLD CARTS.” It stands for Onset, Location, Duration, Character, Aggravating/Alleviating factors, Radiation,Continue reading “OLD CARTS”

How to Make the Most of Rounds When Not Presenting

Alan Gambril, MD
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Rounding is the most important part of the day for the medical team. This is when in-depth discussions occur and daily plans of action are decided. As a medical student on clinical rotations in the hospital, your day revolves around morning rounds. For most rotations, a large part of your evaluation is based on performanceContinue reading “How to Make the Most of Rounds When Not Presenting”

How to perform well on an acting internship

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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An acting internship represents a unique opportunity and challenge for medical students. The acting internship is a nice transition from clerkships to intern year adding volume and responsibility to your workload. Acting internships are important for your residency applications as letters of recommendation often stem from these experiences. You want to perform well and demonstrateContinue reading “How to perform well on an acting internship”

Medical Student Success in the Operating Room

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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On your surgical clerkship, you will have the opportunity to spend time watching and scrubbing cases in the operating room. This is a unique experience in one’s medical school education. On a surgery rotation, it is not uncommon that the only time students interact with attendings is in the operating room. Thus, you want toContinue reading “Medical Student Success in the Operating Room”