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Being a successful house officer

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.0510374a (Published 01 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:0510374a
  1. Anup Shah, Senior house officer in ophthalmology1
  1. 1Quern Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Being a good house officer is crucial to the efficient running of a firm and securing a good reference from your consultant for the future. These tips will help make the transition from medical student to fully functioning doctor go as smoothly as possible.

Efficiency

  • Get there early, whether it is for ward rounds, meetings, theatre, or teaching. Many consultants …

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