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    Hi I am a current clinical student at AUSOM, I have completed my IM rotation and my Surgery rotation. I had a week in between rotations and start OBGYN & Pd's in two weeks. Both rotations I completed were at teaching hospitals and I was placed with a resident in both rotation. For the IM rotation I recommend everyone get a Washington Manual, my call night was every 5th night and we weren't allowed to leave until after morning rounds the next day. I spent one to two weeks on average in Oncology, Cardiology, ICU, CCU, Outpatient clinic, and the ER. In surgery a book called "Surgical Recall" is a must, virtually all of the pimping questions come from this book and I guarantee you will look like a star. I was on call every 4th night in surgery, the day usually began at 6AM for me, I had to see my patients before morning rounds @ 6:45, then we had ICU rounds right after that. All the students had a surgical schedule that usually took us through lunch. Oh ya, make sure you check the schedule a day early and see every patient you scrub in on. If you don't see the patients before the surgery in most cases the attending wont allow you to assist in the surgery. After surgery you had to foolow your patients through postop and up to ICU. Then about 6PM we usually had ICU rounds again. Through all this you were required to rotate through outpatient clinical, ER, and ICU. Call nights are spent in the ER with the trauma cases, these are long nights so you have to be able to schedule time to read and rest. It's best if your schedule mirrors the residents.

    All I can say is as a transfer student my expectations have been exceeded and all my rotation thus far have been better than expected. I was asked to post this for the students in the basic science program. You can PM me if you like but remember I start OBGYM on Monday so give me time to get back to you.

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    How many different cities have you had to go to for these rotations? in which cities are all the rotation available in? Thanks for your response.

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    I think I know what you're implying but it didn't apply in my situation. When I began rotations I had 5 hospitals to choose from for IM and 4 for surgery. Some were in the same city but I made my choice based upon a family member I wanted to visit.

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    No, I haven't done any rotations at Jackson Park but I heard it was an excellent hospital. Someone had recommended I do a rotation there, they said the call schedule is every 4th night and the residents are excellent and love to teach. Does anyone know if AUSOM has rotations there? I would love to spend some time in Chicago.

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    Quick question

    What semester did you start with Ausom?

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    Hi I am a current clinical student at AUSOM, I have completed my IM rotation and my Surgery rotation. I had a week in between rotations and start OBGYN & Pd's in two weeks. Both rotations I completed were at teaching hospitals and I was placed with a resident in both rotation. For the IM rotation I recommend everyone get a Washington Manual, my call night was every 5th night and we weren't allowed to leave until after morning rounds the next day. I spent one to two weeks on average in Oncology, Cardiology, ICU, CCU, Outpatient clinic, and the ER. In surgery a book called "Surgical Recall" is a must, virtually all of the pimping questions come from this book and I guarantee you will look like a star. I was on call every 4th night in surgery, the day usually began at 6AM for me, I had to see my patients before morning rounds @ 6:45, then we had ICU rounds right after that. All the students had a surgical schedule that usually took us through lunch. Oh ya, make sure you check the schedule a day early and see every patient you scrub in on. If you don't see the patients before the surgery in most cases the attending wont allow you to assist in the surgery. After surgery you had to foolow your patients through postop and up to ICU. Then about 6PM we usually had ICU rounds again. Through all this you were required to rotate through outpatient clinical, ER, and ICU. Call nights are spent in the ER with the trauma cases, these are long nights so you have to be able to schedule time to read and rest. It's best if your schedule mirrors the residents.

    All I can say is as a transfer student my expectations have been exceeded and all my rotation thus far have been better than expected. I was asked to post this for the students in the basic science program. You can PM me if you like but remember I start OBGYM on Monday so give me time to get back to you.
    Last edited by Conundrum; 04-30-2011 at 02:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conundrum View Post
    What semester did you start with Ausom. I already did semester 5 will they let me transfer into Semester 6? Btw... I have yet to take the Steps. I plan to before the end of the year.
    I don't know you should contact the NY office, thats a question for them to answer???

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    So what hospitals did you rotate at?

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    How did you complete both IM & Surgery if the school hasn't been open for even 6mos yet? Did you perhaps do them before transferring? IM & Surgery Cores are 12 week rotations each...

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    The school got it's accrediation in 2010, I actually began in late Sept. I was told they wouldn't run a basic science class until January 2011 but they could put us (me and a friend) in clinical rotations right away. So, I completed my paper work and thank God my former school sent a stat transcript. You can check on IMED about the accreditation in began in 2010.

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    I see, okay

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