Case Preparation and OR Etiquette

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This is an essential topic that is not exclusive to beginners. Case preparation and OR etiquette are consistent themes in the career of a surgeon, so building good habits early will help in the long run.

In this episode we will cover:

  • Recollections of first time in the OR
  • Flow of tasks in the OR
  • OR hierarchy
  • OR personnel
  • When is it appropriate to ask questions?
  • How to prepare for cases as a medical student? What resources are useful?
  • How does preparation change for an intern, junior resident, and senior resident?
  • Breast reduction as example case
  • What do residents hope to see from medical students both at the MS2 level and sub-Is?

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