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    Rotation update:

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    It has been a while since my last post but as promised here's my update. As we all know I am a transfer student and Atlantic helped me focus and prepare for the USMLE. Believe me it was the best move I have made concerning my medical education and the education level is amazing. So far all of my rotations have been at teaching hospitals where I was assigned through the dept of ed in the hospital. I have completed 3 semesters in total and have been to Baltimore, Connecticut, and Chicago. Here's how they stack up:

    Chicago: I completed my OBGYN & Pd's there (1 semester) I was assigned to a 1st yr resident in Pd's and called about once a week. I normally put in about a 40 to 50 hr week. This gave me plenty of time to study for step 2. In OBGYN I was with a 1st yr resident that I had to mirror her schedule. I had anywhere from 8 to 15 patients on my schedule (way to many but they discharge them pretty fast) and worked 60 to 80 hrs a week. I enjoyed outpatient where I was scheduled for 2 weeks along with another 2 weeks for L&D. I saw a ton of patients and the more patients you see the more you have to read so I had no social time at all.

    Maryland: I completed by IM here for 1 semester, I was assigned to a resident and mirrored his call schedule (every 4 days) and one long 3 day weekend in the entire semester. During call I was responsible for the ER & new admissions while following my patients on the med floor. I had no more than 10 patients at anytime and was given plenty of time to read and research my patients. Rounds began about 9 on the floor and everyday were supplemented by radiology, pathology, cardiology, and Grand rounds at noon. I spent 2 weeks in oncology and 2 weeks in ICU which were a great learning experience.

    Connecticut: I completed by surgical rotation here, you can plan to spend your entire day and evening in the hospital during this rotation. We began morning rounds at 6:30 and needed to be finished by 7:30 to make our assigned surgery schedule. I was assigned 2 surgeries per day in the surgical suite, a little piece of advice, make sure you see each patient you are asked to scrub in for or you will be watching and not assisting. I saw each patient the night before since the schedule is posted around 3pm the day before, make sure you review their med hx because the attending will ask a thousand questions to make sure you did your homework. After surgery noon rounds occurred about 2pm and then there's evening rounds in SICU where most of your postop patients end up. I have no memory of leaving the hospital before 11pm on any night and my call was every 4th day. I was with different residents depending on the patient assignment and we covered all trauma in the ER. Surgical outpatient clinic was scheduled twice a week and everyone attended for at least 2 hours per week.

    Over all I have had an excellent clinical experience and one of the hospitals wants me to consider them for an out of match residency position. I'm heading back to Chicago mostly because I am sick of moving around and can complete all my rotations there. In comparison I enjoyed the Chicago rotations and they were an excellent learning experience 2nd to none.

    As an AUSOM student I got comfort knowing the students I was in the same rotation in from other schools were in most cases paying twice the tuition I was paying for the same exact experience. FYI I scored in the 92% on step1, 92% on step 2 and 95% on step 2 CS and yes your USMLE score will determine your future in medicine so take it very seriously. On another note we had 4 opened (unfilled) clinical spots in Conn, 3 in Maryland, and 17 in Chicago so there are plenty of spots.

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    The two digit score isn't a %, a two digit score of a 92 roughly equates to a total 78.3% correct. If you misquote that to a PD they will expect a 92% correct to be ~255

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    Sorry I intended to type 92nd percentile, ect....

    Good luck everyone, there is one student here who said he did rotations in Colorado OBGYN, Pd's, & Surgery. He loved the rotations hated Colorado. I think he said a minimum score of 210 is required for CO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Focused View Post
    Sorry I intended to type 92nd percentile, ect....

    Good luck everyone, there is one student here who said he did rotations in Colorado OBGYN, Pd's, & Surgery. He loved the rotations hated Colorado. I think he said a minimum score of 210 is required for CO.

    not a percentile either...its a scaled score that goes back to the day when there was an ECFMG exam and FMGs were required to have a 75 as a passing score...now, the results are only reported to programs as a 3 digit score (the 2 digit is only given to the student).

    and did something change? AFAIK, CS is pass/fail with no number score to it...so how do you have a number score associated with your CS?
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    He has a percent associated with his cs score because he's a fake. Just your typical vmd shill out to swindle legitimate students.
    Step 1 [X] Step 2 CK [X] Step 2 CS [X] Step 3[IP]
    Core Rotations: [X] Done
    Electives: [X] Done

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    Dude you are so wright, my father always taught me that people who steal think that everyone is stealing from them and people who lie think that everyone is lying to them. So let me be exact since I din't have my USMLE transcript in front of me and now I do.

    Step 1 three digit score two digit score
    total MP Total MP
    238 (185) 99 (75)

    Step2 (CK) three digit score two digit score
    total MP Total MP
    221 (189) 95 (75)

    Clinical Skills (CS) Pass/Fail
    Pass

    I let you scum bags suck me in to these type of conversations on this forum (which really bothers me). I also tried to put up my USMLE transcript as an attachment but it is to large a file. Send me your email address and I'll email you a copy, of course with my name and Examinee ID whited out so you can put your name and number on it...... Better yet we can meet next time your at JPH..
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    Sure sure buddy we believe you.
    Step 1 [X] Step 2 CK [X] Step 2 CS [X] Step 3[IP]
    Core Rotations: [X] Done
    Electives: [X] Done

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    This is my last update now that the celebration is over, I matched at my first choice the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City for Family Medicine.

    Thank you AUSOM..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Focused View Post
    This is my last update now that the celebration is over, I matched at my first choice the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City for Family Medicine.

    Thank you AUSOM..........

    They don't seem to have a list with their residents on their website.....

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    PnS11...from what i hear, the are still trying to contact the students who have matched...and hence the delay in posting..plus..the website has just undergone some major construction for the better.

    I called the NY office and they said they are working on posting up the residencies matched..on the AUSOM.org website soon!..so im guessing it shuld be there sooner or later!...

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