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    Just though I'd let everyone know about a recent development at the Miami rotations. A bunch of us started internal medicine on Sept. 12, and were assigned one of a number of hospitals or clinics, either in patient or outpatient (for either two weeks or a month, and after that we'd change). So today we had orientation at one of the hospitals, and were informed that this hospital has decided to stop issuing AUC students ID badges, because of some paperwork issue (some contract not signed, or whatever - they didn't give details).

    So the students assigned to this hospital (myself included) were pulled from it and reassigned to another location until the situation can be "handled". So we got today and tomorrow off. Don't get me wrong, I really like the rotations here in Miami (two days worth so far), but AUC needs to get its act together. Since I left the island, things have gotten worse. Dealing with MEAS is a nightmare. I have never seen such incompetence in my life. And this "glitch" (what they called it) is the last straw. At this point, I don't think I can recommend that students come to AUC, and would suggest they look into SGU or Ross or Saba instead. (On a side note, Ross students also rotate at this hospital, and they were unaffected by said "glitch").

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    Thats terrible! I hope this can be resolved quickly since devry now owns both ross and auc!
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    Why do we expect MEAS to give us competent service? We're only paying them $19000 per semester. That doesn't warrant anybody competent service, does it????? I can't even begin to describe it. When I was doing psych we had a similar issue. They asked us not to say that we're from AUC if we're asked by an auditing body, because the Univ. of Miami hospital might be fined. We were given "observer" (not student) Id's; the same id that high school students doing a summer extra-curricular work were carrying. To the U of Miami hospital we didn't exist. Not to mention the spanish issue: My advice to anyone: if you're not fluent in Spanish, don't consider Miami.

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    I agree with the above, about the ID showing "observer" status (just at UM though, not at other hospitals) and us having to say that we are MBCHC students, which can sometimes be annoying. Basically, this rotation is different from a "traditional" rotation that you would have say in NY or MI. Rather than being with a group of other medical students, residents and an attending, you are paired up with one other student and one attending. You also rotate ever 2 weeks to one month, and get to spend time with many different physicians at different hospitals/clinics. Whether this works for you, you decide. For me, I'm happy I ended up choosing Miami since the way things are here appeal to me. Though I still stand by my comments about MEAS's incompetence, but I'm sure most other AUC students will agree with me on that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewjsl View Post
    I agree with the above, about the ID showing "observer" status (just at UM though, not at other hospitals) and us having to say that we are MBCHC students, which can sometimes be annoying. Basically, this rotation is different from a "traditional" rotation that you would have say in NY or MI. Rather than being with a group of other medical students, residents and an attending, you are paired up with one other student and one attending. You also rotate ever 2 weeks to one month, and get to spend time with many different physicians at different hospitals/clinics. Whether this works for you, you decide. For me, I'm happy I ended up choosing Miami since the way things are here appeal to me. Though I still stand by my comments about MEAS's incompetence, but I'm sure most other AUC students will agree with me on that one!
    how is this a greenbook rotation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokshana View Post
    how is this a greenbook rotation?
    How does that affect whether or not it is greenbook? I am pretty sure Jackson-Memorial is the sponsoring institution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreileen View Post
    How does that affect whether or not it is greenbook? I am pretty sure Jackson-Memorial is the sponsoring institution.
    you have no interaction with the residents?

    and students are being listed as observers? observers can't touch a patient and not considered clerking students.
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    All the rotations are affiliated with Miami Beach Community Health Center and are greenbook through them, since they are part of residencies at Mt. Sinai, Jackson, UM, etc. The observer at UM is since UM doesn't give student ID's to non-Miller School of Medicine students (or at least that's what we were told) but all our other ID cards list us as students, and we do interview/examine patients like anywhere else. We have limited interaction with residents, but then again I've only done outpatient so far, my inpatient month is starting next month. But yeah, either way, this rotations is definitely different - some might see this as a good different, others as bad.

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    Sounds shady
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