I know some of you have already started, but nationally July 1st is a big day for many in the U.S. Make sure you have a good support system in place, any survival handbooks available to you on hand, don't be afraid to state that you don't know the answer when you don't, and always be respectful to both patients and any staff you are working with. Don't forget to arrive on time with a nice caffeine boost and (even though you may be tempted to) don't get too detailed about any patient encounters you have on social media, in the halls, or even at computer stations if you are within listening ear of patients. Some of you will have your first 24 hour shift or night shifts this week. You might get tested by the nurses while you have the pager, but just make sure to take a quick look at how your patients are doing by laying a quick eye on them. Don't be afraid to look at Medscape, Epocrates, Uptodate, etc. Utilize them whenever you can! Don't get flustered when the EMR is more daunting than you first though of. Check with your attendings or seniors before placing orders and double check them and make sure they are on the correct patient. You have made it so far and tomorrow marks a new day in your journey. It may be stressful, but make sure to take time for self care whenever you can!
Best of luck and congratulations! You can do it!
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