Advice for new doctors

Advice for new doctors


The pager was going off every like 30
seconds and I didn’t know how to how to delete the pages. So I think the
pager has about a 50 page limit and within a few hours I had reached that
limit and then I didn’t really know how to delete them. If you are getting multiple phone
calls from a particular unit, it might be prudent to, you know, pop onto
that unit just to see what’s going on. I have an espresso machine in my office.
Know about the coffee in the hospital and how to get it as quickly as possible. You know enjoying their hobbies or
sports or being at the gym or going out for dinner or enjoying Toronto. Make sure that along your route that
you’re seeing patients that you you know where these little these little
areas where there’s some snacks From the nursing station where sometimes
patients bring some treats and things of that sort to the little fridge you know with some drinks. Get to know each member of the team
individually, to introduce yourself and to find out what they do to actually
understand their role. If a resident doesn’t know something the
worst thing that they should do is pretend that they do know. You’re
not expected to know everything day one from the unit are approachable there
that you can ask any questions of from you know light from the housekeeping
staff to the staff on the unit and the interprofessional team. Taking at the
vacation time your allotted is very important. Make sure you book vacations
and booked them early and often and I wouldn’t worry so much about that. You’ll
you’ll certainly have enough time in the hospital. There’s people there on the unit that have
more sort of knowledge and expertise at than you do. Listen to the patient the patient’s
voice and bringing that perhaps went back to the team. Get enough sleep when
you’re off call make sure that you hydrate. The first year can really come at you
like an avalanche make sure that you have people to talk to and the people
who are supporting you. Take care of yourself. There are a couple of positions of my
family who gave me advice and their advice was it really that this was the
best time of their life and to make sure you really enjoy what you’re doing over
the next couple of years because you’ll never have a chance to be a
resident again. Welcome to Sunnybrook. Welcome to Sunnybrook and I hope you have a wonderful year

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