As the NHS prepares for a wave of trainee doctors starting new rotations, medics on Twtter have taken up the hashtag #tipsfornewdocs to offer helpful, funny and sometimes non-medical advice to the next generation.
Here’s our pick of some of the best:
Nurses are like bees – if you upset one, the whole hive will come after you.You don’t want that.Be nice to them.#tipsfornewdocs
— Dave Jones (@welsh_gas_doc) July 25, 2012
#tipsfornewdocs Read books, watch films, attends plays, listen to music. You will live longer than your career.
— The Jobbing Doctor (@jobbingdoctor) July 25, 2012
#tipsfornewdocs Make sure you attend Induction. I missed it once and the next day I injured my back in a handwashing fire.
— Pete Deveson (@PeteDeveson) July 25, 2012
The patient you dislike and disagree with deserves exactly the same standard of care as the one you wish was your friend. #tipsfornewdocs
— HSB (@HSB42) July 25, 2012
Learn the doses of emergency drugs- diazepam, furosemide, aspirin, salbutamol, morphine, adrenaline #tipsfornewdocs
— Matt (@themattmak) July 25, 2012
If you’re deliberating about whether to ask for help, do.#tipsfornewdocs
— Paeds SHO (@PaedsSHO) July 25, 2012
Your admission plan should consider “Most Common”, “Worst Case”, and “How do I get this person home…?” #tipsfornewdocs
— Nick Bennett (@peds_id_doc) July 27, 2012
Be careful on Twitter! #tipsfornewdocs
— Malcolm McKenzie (@fourhourtarget) July 25, 2012
Now let us know what words of wisdom you would offer in the comments below…