Are you about to enter your clinical rotations during PA school? Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t know how to interact with your patients? Feeling scared to do a physical exam on a REAL patient and coming up with an assessment and plan? If you have no idea
what you should be doing during your rotations, you need to watch this video.
Learning to interact with patients, supervising physicians, preceptors and adapting to workplace dynamics is a lot to take in during your rotations. Not to mention, learning how to apply the hard skills you learned in didactic year. It’s no wonder we feel so flustered. Luckily, Your PA Mentor is here to help!
I have 4 EASY tips for you that will help alleviate some of the loss-of-control you may be feeling. You’re not alone — all physician assistants students feel this way. I know I did! Here is what I wish before I entered my clinical rotations.
00:00 Intro to 4 ways to master your clinical rotations (for Physician Assistants)
00:29 How to not get PIMPED by a condescending surgeon
02:40 Good providers don’t write down everything the patient says
04:10 Don’t take shortcuts on your EMR. Don’t take short SOAP notes.
06:23 Keep yourself busy on your rotation. Talk to your preceptor!
08:18 Subscribe for tips 5, 6, 7 & 8 for mastering your clinical rotations!
If you have any questions about rotations, please leave a comment below! I would love to hear about your experience with your preceptors and your clinical rotation experience!
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