About the Discussion

Put on Your White Coat! Special Student Discussion: Preparing for Clinical Clerkships

The moment has finally arrived…it’s time to put on your short white coat, head to the wards, immerse yourself in the world of clinical medicine, and learn how to take care of patients. Far away from lectures and textbooks, you may worry that you don’t know enough during teaching rounds or might say something wrong in front of a patient. Don’t fret! In a special student discussion, NEJM Resident 360 has assembled a panel of experts who will share all the dos and don’ts of your clinical clerkship.

We plan to address some of the following questions:

  • How do I find a mentor in a specific specialty that interests me?
  • How do I get the most out of my clinical clerkships?
  • What should I read before attending a teaching round?
  • How do I survive a night shift with a medical team?
  • How can I be helpful to the residents, fellows, and attendings on my team?