Friday, February 26, 2010

How not to treat your students #3

Another one for the series.

Resident: You guys can do whatever. But stay in the hospital. We're getting an interesting patient soon. I'll page you guys when she gets here
Students: OK, thanks.

5 hours later, no page... students page the resident... no response, students go home

The next day:
Student: Did the patient get here yesterday?
Resident: Oh yeah, she cam at one (2 hours after he said he'll page us).
Student: Did you get my page?
Resident: Yeah, I already took care of the patient by then.

I know the resident has more important things to think about, but med students really, really appreciate it when someone keeps them in the loop (especially when they say they're going to).

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