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Starting Residency? Here Are Some #TipsForNewDocs

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You’ve just made the transition from medical student to resident. Yes, you’ve been working in the wards for the past couple of years already, but things start to get real once you put on that long white coat. Below we’ve collected the best #TipsForNewDocs from #MedTwitter on how to conquer intern year — straight from those who have already been through it.

Don’t feel like you need to know everything, but make sure you ask for help when you need it. Work hard, but be humble.

No one is a superstar — collaborate with your team as a unit.

And when you consult another team, make sure you have all the facts and present a well-researched plan.

You’re not in this alone. Find a mentor that can guide you in your career and support you when you veer toward burnout.

Remember that at the end of the day, you’re there to care for your patients. Be present and empathetic.

But, don’t forget to care for yourself, too!

This is going to be an exciting time of growth — good luck to you all!

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