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    I Was Justin You is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    Long Waits in Clinical Rotations...

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    So I was talking to some individuals who attending some other Caribbean schools. (Ross, SMU, etc. etc.) And they informed that their rotations are not back to back and often times they have to wait a couple weeks for spots to open up.

    Is AUA also experiencing this? Are there long waits or is it difficult to get a rotation spot?

    Thanks alot guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Was Justin You View Post
    So I was talking to some individuals who attending some other Caribbean schools. (Ross, SMU, etc. etc.) And they informed that their rotations are not back to back and often times they have to wait a couple weeks for spots to open up.

    Is AUA also experiencing this? Are there long waits or is it difficult to get a rotation spot?

    Thanks alot guys!
    Wait times usually become a problem when students want Greenbook rotations. You should read in the Clinicals forum if you dont know what this means.

    According to what I have read at several places on this forum.. The clinical rotations situation at Ross is very bad in comparison to most other Carribean schools.

    Again, you should read in the Clincal Rotations forum, I have read that the most difficult rotation to get scheduled for AUA is Pediatrics. There are usually wait times if you want to get Greenbook rotations.

    I read at several places on the forum that people don't reccommend SMU but I dont know much about how their Clinical rotations are.

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    I Was Justin You is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    Oh thanks for the info, I know greenbooks are really important and required in some states,

    have you heard how long the waits are?

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    I am waiting on my loan application to come through before I begin rotations but some of my friends have already begun their rotations. Basically if you are flexiable and can move around a lot there shouldn't be much of a wait time. But most of my friends have to stay close to a specific location for housing and childcare so they have to wait a month sometimes betwee assignments.

    Peds has about a 9 months wait time for greenbooks as we only have two spots presently, NY and Puerto Rico. So basically as soon as you begin scheduling you have to reserve your spot from the get-go.

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    Basically, if you schedule your rotations in correct order, you will have very low wait times. Unless you are really picky about which hospital you want to go to or some specific place you want to do them in, I think you can avoid the wait times.

    As AUA gets more Clinical sites the situation will change too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrSpeaksSoftly View Post
    I am waiting on my loan application to come through before I begin rotations but some of my friends have already begun their rotations. Basically if you are flexiable and can move around a lot there shouldn't be much of a wait time. But most of my friends have to stay close to a specific location for housing and childcare so they have to wait a month sometimes betwee assignments.

    Peds has about a 9 months wait time for greenbooks as we only have two spots presently, NY and Puerto Rico. So basically as soon as you begin scheduling you have to reserve your spot from the get-go.
    Any other rotations that you know of with long waits?


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    Quote Originally Posted by islandthrift View Post
    Any other rotations that you know of with long waits?
    As far as I know, Peds is the longest wait time as Sree will tell you. He advises to schedule your peds rotation the moment you start scheduling. I won't know for sure until I get my loan and then I will face this particular battle.

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    Thanx! I'm just finishing up 5th now so I guess I'll be finding out first hand in a few months...


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    I Was Justin You is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    what do you guys think about transferring out?

    I heard some of the other schools such as SESOM offer great greenbooks and aren't as congested. Any downsides to this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Was Justin You View Post
    what do you guys think about transferring out?

    I heard some of the other schools such as SESOM offer great greenbooks and aren't as congested. Any downsides to this?
    What school is SESOM? Is it a US school? If so, do not get your hopes up. You would need to have practically a 4.0 and an amazing step 1 score to be considered for a US school. There are so few spots that only a handful of students from the Caribbean are able to transfer.


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