View Full Version : Is doing a Sub-I rotation worth it?

02-04-2012, 03:21 PM
From those who have done a Sub-intern rotation before, would you do it again? I've heard that it's helpful if you do it in the speciality that you want to go into, gets a strong LOR, and you get more involved. However, I have also heard that it acts as an extra 4 weeks of a core rotation where you are still looked at as a 3rd year student, and it is waste of a month.

Or would you say it's better to use that elective for something else that you would learn about for a month?
I'm deciding if I should do a Sub-I, or if it would be a big mistake...

02-04-2012, 09:19 PM
The Sub I I'm currently working with now (internal medicine) is doing absolutely everything. He does way more work than the intern and the resident and is certainly learning plenty. It's not easy to be a sub I.

Medical Moose
02-04-2012, 10:01 PM
I don't think it really matters, as long as you do elective rotations in the specialties you want to apply for and have strong LoR's from those rotations for that specialty. If you happen to want to do internal medicine as your specialty, then a sub-intership in medicine is probably worth it.

Other things to consider... if you're doing a sub-I at a residency in which you'd like to apply to, then make sure you do a great job and do all that is expected of you, so that you'll hopefully be considered for their program (if you're considering doing a sub-I, you just as well try to do it somewhere you'll apply to or have already applied to).

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