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    What is a typical day in a clinical rotation in IRELAND like?

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    I am not an SMU student, but I notice that many SMU students do their rotations at least partly in Ireland. I would like to ask what is a typical day for an Irish clinical rotation like. Also, if anyone has done both Irish and American rotations I would love to hear how they compare.

    Also, are the basics (in terms of rounding, writing notes, hands on experience)
    different between the US and Ireland.

    Also I was wondering whether there's much of a communication barrier between Irish patients and american med students and if there's much tension there and outside the hospital.

    Is race and / or religion an issue?

    Thanks to anyone in advance who wants to volunteer their experiences.

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    Not sure, but I think there's a lot of guiness involved. And this is the AUC forum, not SMU
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    oops

    oops... he he


    Quote Originally Posted by stateofequilibrium
    Not sure, but I think there's a lot of guiness involved. And this is the AUC forum, not SMU

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    Ok guys i know there are auc students in ireland...so fess up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vadimk
    Ok guys i know there are auc students in ireland...so fess up!
    It's possible they don't post on VMD.

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    maybe they dont want to talk to you about it!

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    Waterford

    Ok here is the skinny on Ireland.

    On a medical rotation the day usually begins at 9am doing rounds. You finish around 11:20am and have tea with the team. Then we have a tutorial at noon till 1pm. Break for lunch for an hour. Then tutorials until 4pm. After that your free to do h&p's, look at charts, go to ER, or just go home.

    We don't write in the charts but I know of one student who has because he asked. You can do ABGs, IVs, NG tubes, bloods, and catheters if you come after 4pm or on the weekends.

    Plenty of time to study. Tutorials very good. However if you want to slack you can do that BIG TIME. You can leave for 2 weeks and nobody would care. If you come here you should be self motivating.

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    When is it time for frosted Lucky Charms....they're magically delicious!

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    What about living conditions in ireland? How is the city the hospital is in? Transportation? Rent? Pubs? Beer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anencephalic
    When is it time for frosted Lucky Charms....they're magically delicious!

    Aloha,
    especially delicious with Guinness...
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