Author: Justin Jones, MD

Justin Jones, MD Justin Jones, MD (3 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

University of Colorado School of Medicine


Justin Jones is a first-year internal medicine resident at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Aiming to survive residency with his personality intact, he blogs periodically at Residency Hacker.




Breaking the “Successful Intern” Barrier :  8 Small Things for Outpatient Success

Realizing that we have both inpatient and outpatient months, which require different skill sets, I feel that it would be better to split these lists into both outpatient and inpatient suggestions. After a few month of being on outpatient rotations, here is my list of eight things to master in order to break the successful intern barrier in the outpatient world.

The Power of Ten Half Seconds

I feel like there are so many things to work on in medicine. I need to be more efficient at taking a history; I need to gather morning data more quickly; I should be better at chart review when I get a new admission; I need to be more thorough at following up on labs; I could write the H&P more quickly, and so on. I also feel, from time to time, I do poorly on one thing — maybe I stay at work way too long writing my H&P — and then I obsess over how I can get faster at it.

Justin Jones, MD Justin Jones, MD (3 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

University of Colorado School of Medicine


Justin Jones is a first-year internal medicine resident at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Aiming to survive residency with his personality intact, he blogs periodically at Residency Hacker.