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    KyMDHopeful is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    A day in the life...

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    For those of you in years 3 & 4 what has a day entailed for you?

    -When do you go in/when do you leave?

    -Is it strictly during the week?

    -Are you ever asked where you went to medical school?

    -Are you pretty much on your own or do residents and attendings help you out?

    -Will all of your clinical rotations be done at one hospital?

    -Was it hard finding housing?

    I'll try to add more questions when I think of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kymdhopeful View Post
    for those of you in years 3 & 4 what has a day entailed for you?

    we're all 3rd year students, but come feb... We'll be 4th year students (high five)

    clinicals has been awesome. You get exactly what you put into it. If you want to coast by doing as little as possible, then you can. But if you are outgoing and make it known that you're a "soldier of medicine".... You'll get to do and learn a lot of cool stuff. Thus far... I've done a lot of suturing, abscess draining, cysts removals, injections, and a lumbar puncture. But this depends on who your attending is, and how comfortable you make your attending feel, in relation to your knowledge, demeanor, confidence, personality, etc.

    -when do you go in/when do you leave?
    there's no set times, and everyone has completely different schedules. Its all a luck of the draw on who your attending is, and what specialty you're currently rotating in. You could be pulling 6-7 straight 12 hour shifts in your im rotation (then 4 days off), then go to your family practice and do 8-5:00 mon-fri. So it all depends... And even two students doing the same im rotation could have two totally different schedules/hours

    -is it strictly during the week?
    nope, weekends as well. You could get scheduled any day of the week

    -are you ever asked where you went to medical school?
    only when your hanging out with another student or attending in the lounge, to break up an awkward silence and start small talk. But nobody cares what school you went to... They only care if you're smart, outgoing, easy to work with, and a hard worker.

    -are you pretty much on your own or do residents and attendings help you out?
    both. Once you get accustomed to the environment/organization of charting, etc... They will let you see some pts, do h/p's, and do morning rounds on some patients on your own. Then when you're done, you meet back up with your attending, present your cases, and the attending goes over your progress notes, adds anything he/she deems nec, and then you guys discuss any vital info that pertains to the patient.

    -will all of your clinical rotations be done at one hospital?
    everyone's is different. Some may do nearly all at the same hospital, while others will switch it up. So you'll never know.

    -was it hard finding housing?
    nope, its a lot easier than trying to find housing in the caribbean
    .................
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    that was really insightful, thanks! sounds exciting, i can't wait to start Med school

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    Hi:

    Thanks for taking the time to post the reply..........

    I have another question................
    I know you cannot give the names of exact hospitals etc..........
    Are there plans in the works or rotations currently available in the washington DC/Baltimore Md region.

    Maybe UMHS might have a better idea....

    Your response would be greatly appreciated!

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    thanks! that was really helpful!

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    Since I am not in my officcee, I don't have access to my rotation list, but off the top of my head, I don't remember any rotations in Maryland or DC. Are there any plans for rotations there. We are always willing to consider rotations if there are enough students desiring a rotation in an area. We are also willing to set up a rotation just for one student if the student has the connection with the medical education office at a teaching hospital. Just make contact with the DME. If they are willing to accept you, send the contact information along to the interim dean for clinical sciences and he will follow up on it.

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    Are the clinicals all completed at one location for the most part? In other words you don't have to rotate between hospitals every 6 weeks or so once that specific rotation is done do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyMDHopeful View Post
    Are the clinicals all completed at one location for the most part? In other words you don't have to rotate between hospitals every 6 weeks or so once that specific rotation is done do you?
    There are a couple spots where you can do everything at. You'll never have to move around after EVERY rotation. You should be able to do everything in about 2 or maybe even 3 different spots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WSUCougar View Post
    There are a couple spots where you can do everything at. You'll never have to move around after EVERY rotation. You should be able to do everything in about 2 or maybe even 3 different spots.

    So how many months til residency? Do u apply for match soon? cant wait til im that far along

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