Dr Andre Joshi- How to Become an Intern

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HOW TO BECOME AN INTERN
Andre Joshi
Princess Alexandra Hospital
MY INTERNSHIP
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Urology
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HPB
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Peri-op Med
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ED
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Palliative Care
WHAT TO DO THIS YEAR
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Pass and try and remember a few things
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Shadow an intern/resident
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Basic skills
RMO CAMPAIGN
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http://www.health.qld.gov.au/rmo/
HOW TO BALLOT
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QLD Hospitals ranked in order of preference
Put number 1 where you want to go…..it really
doesn’t matter after that to be honest
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Rollbacks and getting back
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Interstate….is it possible?
BIG VS SMALL
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Big
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Small
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Exposure
 Cool Pathology
 Research
 Sub specialized care
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?Lost in the crowd
 ?Hands on
 ?Secretary
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Exposure
 Not lost in a crowd
 Hands on
 General care
?Research
 ?Pathology
 ?Secretary
INTERN SKILLS 101
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Cannulas
ABG
IDC
ECG
Simple imaging
Fluid Management and electrolyte replacement
Heparin Infusions
Sugars
ABCDE/ALS
Managing and identifying stock standard things
Making a referral
Doses of everyday drugs
Discharge summaries
MOST IMPORTANT THINGS ABOUT BEING
AN INTERN
 Never
be ashamed to ask for help
 Practice within your limits
 Own up to your mistakes
 Ask questions
 Learn
 Work/Life balance
 Get involved
 Be keen
 Have fun
QUESTIONS?

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