Two medical students dating
If students see enough patients and read repeatedly about specific cases, they will strengthen their knowledge base and may contribute more to patient care.
By the end of third year, students may be acting more like interns, making medical management recommendations and teaching others about patients.
While books may be your friends for life, medical students should take the opportunity to engage the teachers they have on hand: the ancillary staff, the attending physicians, the patients and their peers.
Asking questions demonstrates your interest in patient care and medical management.
The day I started, I arrived to the office in my freshly pressed white coat with my brand-new medical bag stuffed with equipment and classic pocket textbooks about clinical medicine; I arrived 45 minutes before the office even opened. I wanted to see how all of the information I had crammed into my brain over the first two years of medical school pertained to actual medical practice.
For me, third year was the reward: After two years of being a full-time student, I was elated to spend my days interacting with and learning from patients, physicians and ancillary staff. But the first clinical clerkship year can be daunting for any medical student about to start applying classroom lessons to real-world patients with legitimate health concerns.
They are also creating connections with people who will one day be their colleagues.Thank goodness for my third-year clerkships, however, for they introduced me to new study aides: Patients motivated me to open books, read and learn more.Later in third year, I had a patient with alcohol withdrawal and cirrhosis.After my five minutes, my fellow classmate would apply pressure for five minutes; we switched off as the nurses and intensivists in the unit stood by watching.The third year of medical school is also about re-engaging society and building relationships.