Mount Vernon Rotation
Okay guys, So I thought I would post some information about the Mount Vernon rotation in NYC for UMHS students. Since there isnt much information about what the rotation is about.
So the basics:
So far only 2 UMHS students have rotated through hospital(however we have done extremely well in our rotation. In fact I had my exit interview with the Chief of Medicine and he said that thus far UMHS students have been some of the best students to ever rotate at the hospital.) We mainly rotate with St. George(they usually make up the majority of the students), Ross, AUA, a couple of PA students, and students from Guadalhara program.
We generally start our day at 730am in the morning and depending on ur call schedule it can either go to 430pm or 730pm.
We are split into 3 teams Yellow, Blue and green. And there are three call schedules, Precall( here you take new admission in the ER or direct admissions to the floor btw 730 am to 12 pm.
Call – Call starts at 12pm and lasts till 730pm ( but u still have to be at the hospital at 730am.)
Post Call- No new admins…Pretty much you just visit the pts you already have.(generally a very relaxed day)
We usually have attending come in the morning at 730am to discuss overnight admins and discuss the pts.
On weds we have grand rounds-Physicians from various hospitals across the east coast give a lecture on a particular subjects. Attending, residents, med students all are present.(Breakfast is provided!!)
Generally Thursday at 2pm a med student will give presentations(generally last btw 30min to an hour.). Generally med students, residents that are not
busy, Chief Resident, and Chief of medicine are usually present. The Chief resident typically will pick your topic.( I had 4 chapters from Harrisons to present, as well I did another presentation on research which I was working on)
Aside from these set dates, we typically will have either guest lectures or drugs rep come in usually once a week(lunch provided).
Overall this rotation is a very laid back students tend to have allot of down time. Which is excellent for those who want to study. This rotation is a god send for those who wanna study for Step2. BUT that doesn’t mean you won’t get allot of opportunities in this hospital. If you are a proactive students, and build a good repro with your PGY1’s you will get allot of opp. to do procedures and have allot of responsibilities. For example I was typically called for all blood drawns, ABG’s, I conducted a 25 page full neuro exam by myself for a stroke pt. I got to submit orders and submit A/P (part of SOAP) which the resident reviewed and just signed off on. Plus had the opp to go and see surgeries for any of my pts.
I highly recommend this rotation. Its prefect for a seasoned veteran or a newbie (this was my first rotation)
The best advice I can give is be proactive and work hard; the Chief of medicine loves students that are proactive; I was allowed to conduct and head an entire research project for myself. I was the primary author and submitted the research paper for publication.
Plus if you impress the Chief, he will give you a wicked LOR!!
Hope this was helpful!!
Last edited by iMED; 07-15-2010 at 03:51 AM.
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