Tips for (medical) internshipsSeptember 9, 2019 by Sarah Moniri
- Be nice - seems like a very simple thing to do but many people are too shy or just too grumpy (my brother for instance) to smile at the doctors & nurses when saying hello. I always feel like that every mistake is just half as bad when you politely apologize. Being nice in general helps a lot to leave a good impression.
- Be prepared - I got asked so many questions and sometimes didn’t know the answer! That’s emberassing! Feel free to tell the doctors when you haven’t had a subject yet. Ask them what you should study more and prepare for following days!
- Watch YouTube. I had problems to place a venous access to patients who had „bad veins“. Watching youtube helped to get a better insight into doing so and also learning about some tricks!
- Don’t hesitate to ask questions - I openly told the doctors that I’m still struggling with ECG’s, so one of them thought me the principles of ECG’s almost everyday! Whenever I didn’t do something correct I simply asked what I did wrong. It’s better than just saying sorry in my opinion.
- Don’t take anything personally - There will be mean doctors and their attitude will annoy you but I always just stay nice and don’t try to let it get to you.
Hope that helps you!!