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Tips on Talking to Patients About Masks

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Patients asking you more about masks then you can answer? Let us help!

How To: Do a Patient Focused Pap Smear

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I want YOU to be able to provide a pelvic exam or pap in a patient-centered way. Here are the tips and guidance to make this exam a positive experience for your patient.

How To: Read EKGs

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We discuss a few resources to improve your EKG reading skills, from basics to daily practice.

How to: Ask Questions

How to Ask Questions

Unsure how to ask questions on the floor? Getting a lot of vague answers from senior residents or attendings? Read this post for some ideas on how to be more focused in your asking!

How To: Call a Consult

How to Call a Consult

The first time you call a consultant is definitely terrifying. You may have heard a senior do it, but how to remain calm when an attending from another specialty is interrupting to ask “What’s the consult for?!” followed by firing a barrage of questions you don’t know the answer to?