Since I'll be departing Atlanta next week I thought I would say a few things about my experience with Atlanta AHEC. The group has been FANTASTIC. When everything fell through with the group AUA started us out with they picked up the ball and took it in for a touchdown! The attendings I have rotated with have been top notch and some are world renowned in their professions. All of them that I have worked with are very open to "YOU" getting hands on experience. That is something that a lot of our comrades from other schools can't say. You get a true sense of what a doctor patient relationship should be and learn the intricacies of proper history taking, physical exam techniques, assessment, and are very much involved in the plan. The letters of recommendation I got from these physicians played a vital role in securing a residency position.
Atlanta AHEC was always there to help us. When we couldn't get in touch with anyone at the school to guide us Dr. Powell and Mr. ***** always stepped in and guided us in the right direction. Those that run Atlanta AHEC did far more than just set up our rotations--they guided us, gave us advice, and were always there in times of need, and for that I am extremely grateful. Heck, they even gave us a going away party last night! So for those schoolmates that are looking for a great opportunity to learn more than just medicine I highly recommend you consider Atlanta for your rotations. I wish those that are well on their way continued success. To all of you that are about to start this fun and exciting adventure I pray that you will take courage, a strong heart, and wisdom with you on your journey ahead.