How to prepare for surgical cases as a medical student

Like most students in medical school, I was excited to leave the classroom behind when I started clinical rotations. While being in the hospital is certainly more exciting than the library, this new setting requires a shift in learning style. The clear framework of the classroom-based pre-clinical curriculum (syllabi, lectures, PowerPoints, book chapters, labs, etc)Continue reading “How to prepare for surgical cases as a medical student”

Next Level Operating Room Tips

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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Once you know the basics of how to look comfortable and be helpful in the operating room, it is time to push the envelope. Particularly for students interested in surgical fields, any opportunity to impress an attending or resident should be capitalized on. Once you feel comfortable with the basics, try to incorporate these residentContinue reading “Next Level Operating Room Tips”

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”

Five Tips to Success on Your Surgery Clerkship

As medical students across the country transition back to in-person clinical rotations, I thought it appropriate to share five tips on how to get the most out of your surgery clerkship and perform well. Here we go: 1.     BE ENTHUSIASTIC: For most medical students, this is your first time being a part of aContinue reading “Five Tips to Success on Your Surgery Clerkship”