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Hey guys,

I am a final year student and am going for a pediatric elective at Weill Cornell, NY next month. I am very excited but at the same time insanely anxious. I 'm not sure what exactly is expected of me during this elective.

I want to do well and if possible get a reco letter from someone. Its a long shot because its only a 4 week thing but I still want to try.

It would be really nice if people share their experiences , dos n donts over here.
that would be a great help for me and my fellows trying a hand at clerkships in U.S. :)
 

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List of Do's and Dont's

  • Every day go there @ 6:00 AM
  • Show exterem enthusiasm
  • Always ask when you don't understand anything, no matter how silly
  • Don't be shy, be social with everybody, doctors, nurses, colleagues, ..etc
  • Try to learn everything
  • Be smiling all the time
  • Be gentle with the patients
  • Be gentle with colleagues
  • Read the cases in UpToDate
  • Try to have a smartphone that can help you do the search while you are there
  • Do not get angry when the attending ask you stupid questions
 
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