Surgical sub-intern

Make the most of your surgical rotation
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clinical: Clerkships // How to be a good sub-intern // Surgical sub-intern

The general surgery program director at my school said they look for three things in any potential resident: integrity, compassion, and passion. I completely agree that success or failure depends on those qualities.

Prep before surgery

Case setup

During surgery

Closing

This is the time when you will likely get the opportunity at bat. After a long case, the resident is tired and they will appreciate that you patiently watched and helped along the way. They tell you to close. Here are tips for doing this right. I highly recommend this video from Duke on various knots.

After surgery

Hours

Call room etiquette

Reddit: Preparing for a sub-i in neurosurgery

tagged: medicine, clinical
clinical: Clerkships // How to be a good sub-intern // Surgical sub-intern