New Year’s resolutions for clinical students
- By: Peregrine Green, Giles Coverdale
As every doctor knows, as much as being a medical student is a great time in life, we’ve all had moments that were uncomfortable or downright embarrassing. First experiences on the wards can be intimidating, particularly when you don’t know the etiquette or what to expect. In addition, when you’re old and cynical—about six months into foundation training—then you’ll look back on student days as a golden age that you didn’t properly appreciate or make the most of, and you’ll wish you had known certain things at the time. We present here, in no particular order, a list of New Year’s resolutions for medical students that we hope will help.
1. Develop a swift flicking motion with the wrist to aid the “quick curtain draw.” Practise on the curtains at home so that you can do it with ease and impress everybody. (Take care. Over-enthusiasm can lead to you catching