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Tips for Success

med students in neurology clerkship

Here are some helpful tips for a successful clerkship:

  • Behave and dress professionally
  • Always wear your white coat (or scrubs if in surgery)
  • Be active and get involved on the floors as a member of your clinical team
  • Avoid using cell phones on rounds or when interacting with patients
  • Be on time for all shifts, lectures, and examinations
  • Ask questions and speak up
  • Maintain patient confidentiality
  • Alert your clerkship coordinator or director to any problems or concerns
  • Keep all food and beverages out of patient areas