Continual Self Improvement

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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As we look to turn the leaf to 2021, the new year beckons us with a natural reminder to strive towards continual self improvement. While it is commonplace for many to make personal resolutions, be sure to set academic and professional goals for yourself. Set a goal to learn something new each day. Read aContinue reading “Continual Self Improvement”

How to Make the Most of Rounds When Not Presenting

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”

Describe a mistake you have made

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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This is a difficult question because it forces you to describe a failure. We all make mistakes. Every medical student, every resident, every attending. Though you are describing a mistake, you want to provide an answer that recapitulates your experience in a positive light. Basics You have the opportunity to prepare for this question inContinue reading “Describe a mistake you have made”