The way I run this clinic means that when the timing is right, I try to have our senior resident precept the junior resident. I try to stay silent and literally say nothing.
In typical fashion, the junior resident presented the key points to the senior resident as I listened on.
Sr: what do you think it is?
::both look at me to see what I’m thinking/about to say::
::both look at me again::
Me: stares back at them.... after a bit of silence - “it’s your patient! Do as you see fit!”
Sr: but you’re the boss!
I also learned that my presence likely changes behavior. Maybe I need to extract myself more. Or just call it out!