Question special

Welcome to Day 2 of the NEJM Discussion “Prepping for PGY1: What You Need to Know Before Starting Residency.” It is an honor to be one of your moderators.

One of the most frequently encountered questions by incoming interns is how to prepare for rotations in intensive care units, subspecialty floors, and the emergency department. Although all medical students have experiences on the general medicine wards, they often have a range of experiences during their fourth year that may or may not include time in critical care units (ICU, CCU, SICU), subspecialty floors (Oncology), or emergency medicine departments. What were your experiences on these rotations as an intern, and what was your approach to delivering quality patient care and becoming an effective team member? What do you wish you had known prior or had done differently?