Interacting with Residents

  • Sandra R. DiBritoEmail author
  • Elliott R. Haut


Interacting with residents can be a rewarding experience. Establishing mutual respect is the key to developing an excellent working relationship. Residents work hard to provide the best patient care possible while learning enough to become a successful attending in a very short time. Treating them with respect will help you develop the best working relationship possible, and behaving in a way that commands their respect will ultimately result in optimal care for your patients.


Interacting with residents Resident teaching Resident education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Division of Trauma Surgery and Critical Care, Department of SurgeryJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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