Rounds: TIPS FOR PRESENTING

  • 1. Less is more. Presentations should be succinct.
  • 2. A presentation is like an iceberg. What you are presenting is only 10% of the information you know; the rest hides under the surface and you have it available if asked.
  • 3. Subjective/Overnight events: Do not ramble!
  • 4. Vitals: Read them the same way, every time.
  • 5. Exam: Pertinent only. This is not the place to discuss tympany or egophany.
  • 6. Plan: HAVE ONE. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it shows that you are thinking and trying to understand the clinical course.