Reading through LVT's recent intern experiences, I realized that there are some basic rules for interns that everyone should know once they start. So, before you start on July 1, here's some basic house rules:
(1) DON'T FUCK YOUR PATIENTS! DON'T! DON'T DO IT! DO NOT FUCK YOUR PATIENTS!
(2) Become very familiar with IV and IM haldol. Your new best friend.
(3) If the nurse is freaking out, came down. All is right with the world. Would you freak out if the fire alarm goes off? No. Be glad that the system works.
(4) If the nurse is calm, be very very worried, because now you must ask yourself the following question: why is she paging me at 3AM if it's not a problem?
(5) House of God is required reading.
(6) The proper way to determine if your fellow interns are sane: ask them if they've read House of God. If they've read the book and do not immediately quote a law from the book, I would seriously question their sanity.
(7) If you have a competent senior resident, and he tells you to do something, YOU DO IT. I don't care how insane it seems.
(8) You can determine if your senior is competent using the same intern sanity test (rule #6).
(9) If you need to practice intubations or need a case for M&M conference, then ativan is your friend. If you like your patients alive, be careful with your ativan use.
(10) The greatest crime you can commit is not asking how to do something. That's fine. The greatest crime is asking how to do something twice. If you do this, your senior may freely hit you several times.
That's a pretty good start.