On a similar note to the other helpful thread…
See my detailed reply to Jeff under another thread (Third Year Clerkship). Basically, keep an open mind and know more about your patient than anyone else. Help your fellow students and be very nice to the nurses. Be a team player. Don’t listen to anyone bragging about how much they know. If we were born knowing medicine, we could skip medical school and residency. There is something to learn from listening to every patient. Never, NEVER lie. If you didn’t do something, admit that you didn’t and do it immediately. I can’t tell you how many times I had to keep going into a patient’s room before I asked all of the right questions. Experience is the best teacher in medicine.