An ingratiating guide
Once on the wards, some students start to butter up their consultants insanely. At first most of us are appalled by their nauseating attempts to gain favour. However, the sad truth soon becomes clear-this is one of the ways to get ahead.
Tea maid-make your supervisor lots of tea and coffee. A great way of developing a good relationships with staff
Rag doll-this technique involves fierce nodding; you may not be listening, but at least it looks like you are. Keep it varied-change from slow pronounced nods to small rapid ones, otherwise it may just come across as a nervous tic.
Active listener-find out what your supervisor's outside interests are and ask about them. If you are placed with a surgeon who plays rugby, ask them about rugby rather than surgery. An easy way to ingratiate yourself, and, if they like you, they are less inclined to ask you nasty