I have to be honest, as an attending, I don't love working with residents. I'm certain that it's a failing on my part, but I feel like a large percentage of the residents I've worked with have been kind of.... well, maybe not lazy exactly. But definitely a little reluctant to do work.
Me: "I need you to help me present this trauma patient during the team conference this week on Friday. Your consult note on the patient didn't have that much information, so it would really help if you were there."
Resident: "Well, nobody gave me any instructions at all when I started this rotation!" (it was actually the third time she'd done the rotation and she was a senior resident)
Me: "Um, well, my fault then. Still, I need your help."
Resident: "I won't be here Friday. It's my bridal shower."
Me: "Oh, how nice. Um, well, how about Tuesday we can call a short meeting to discuss the patient?"
Resident: "That's our lecture day."
Me: "But your lectures are only in the morning, right?"
Resident: "Well, until 2."
Me: "And what do you have after that?"
Me: "So how about we discuss the patient after your lectures are over?"
Resident: [stares at me in horror]