First-year residents and soon-to-be first years, as any senior resident can tell you, intern year can be a minefield to navigate. Where do you get your scrubs? How do you find time to eat? Time to study? We'll give you the tools you need to quickly develop your knowledge, skills, and bedside manner with patients. Check out The Washington Manual® Internship Survival Guide, or download practical tips and advice from others who've already lived through it!
Substantially revised since the previous edition, this Internship Survival Guide offers first-year residents practical, real-world medical and professional guidance from senior residents and faculty advisors at the Washington University School of Medicine. You'll learn the nuts and bolts of logistical issues and patient and colleague communication, as well as the basics of navigating your clinical rotations.
Chances are you’ll encounter numerous patients who complain of a headache. But not all headaches are the same. In this excerpt from the Internship Survival Guide you’ll find steps for patient assessment, lab and diagnostic options, and, most important, which headache criteria demand immediate attention.
This year, you’ll do many of the same procedures on real, live, actual patients! Review this handy cheat sheet for step-by-step instructions on 7 common procedures. Photos, illustrations, and instruments give you context to perform each procedure accurately and efficiently.