When can I scrub?

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15 years 4 months ago - 15 years 4 months ago #27670 by tcar18
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So, not really sure which forum this was more appropriate for.

I have been doing research with a couple of ortho guys for the last two years (prior to med school) Now I am a first year. When can I ask if I can "scrub sometime"

if soon is the answer... any advice (no experience here).

Thanks all
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15 years 4 months ago - 15 years 4 months ago #10432 by
Replied by on topic Hey man, I'd ask now.
Hey man, I'd ask now. You're a MS1 and have been with them for 2 years...it's go time.

In the OR, kiss up to the nurse and ask her/him to help you out. Let them know you're a newbie. Just stand where you're told to start and don't touch anything until you're told to do so.

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15 years 4 months ago - 15 years 4 months ago #10452 by tcar18
Replied by tcar18 on topic Thanks for the advice: I
Thanks for the advice: I asked I scrubbed! Got to hold some retractors, irrigate, suction and even put in a few stitches. But the best was having a front row seat for two ankle fussions. I'm sure this will get old eventually but for now... I'm all over it.

Thanks for the advice, I wouldn't have asked without that little nudge.

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