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    Im not trying to bash AUA but Ive recently heard from a number of students on how bad AUA's clinical rotation hospitals suck. I heard that the hospitals are poor and so is the teaching. Can anyone 3rd or 4th year shed some light on this. Much appreciated

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    number of students on how bad AUA's clinical rotation hospitals suck

    You can probably find a good teaching program in each of the core specialties if you pick and choose your hospital sites carefully.

    IM is really good in Baltimore - whether you choose Harbor or Union Memorial. It's ok in Connecticut and Brooklyn Hospital as well.

    Surgery is great in Michigan. Preliminary reports from that hospital in Staten Island are promising as well.

    Ob/Gyn is good in Michigan but its no longer Greenbook. But, it's osteopathic so you might want to write off states like PA and just do your rotation there.

    We aren't affiliated with any real residency program in Pediatrics outside Puerto Rico, but you can probably learn a lot at Wyckoff if you are really motivated.

    I've heard good things about Psych at the VA hospital in New York.

    Family is good anywhere there is a residency program.

    As for electives, try to do away electives. Just go to St. Georges website or to the website of a State school and write letters to the departments asking for away electives there. You'll get lots of rejections but if you try long enough, eventually you'll get some affirmative replies.

    You can only do three away electives (3 months), so you have 3 months and 3 weeks left to do electives at AUA hospitals. GI is good at Wyckoff, as is Pediatric Cardiology. Radiology is ok in Michigan, all of the IM electives are great in Baltimore. Surgical subspecialty electives are good in Michigan - but I really recommend doing them in a place like Henry Ford or Wayne State (away). Psych electives are good at Sheppard Pratt (if we still have that place) and also St. Elizabeth's in DC.

    To sum it up, you can find decent rotations if you move lots.
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    Sree

    I just found out I passed Step 1 recently and I was put into IM at Harbor for October, 2008. TL also gave me Family med at Peninsual, NY for 8/25 but couldn't take it b/c it is too short of a notice for me to move there and find a place for 6 weeks before IM at harbor. Did I make a bad decision not taking FM??? B/c I am trying to match for 2010, and I am not sure I would be able to make it since I will be starting my clinicals so late. TL also wants to send me off to Jackson Park, Chicago to finish rest of the cores if I want to avoid moving around and look for apt. every 6 weeks at different hospitals.

    Any advice on how to go about doing my clinicals and still make it for 2010??

    thanks so much

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    Ahh, I thought that we can set up ALL of our elective rotations at spots other than AUA. I did not know that we can only do 3 months. Why is that? Lets say that frickin harvard, which is highly unlikely, but just for sake allowed me to do all my electives there... why in the world would AUA not allow that? That would be an amazing opportunity! Thanks for the response. Much appreciated.

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    I did not know that we can only do 3 months. Why is that?

    NY State law limits the number of time you spend outside your home institution to 12 weeks. Stephew mentioned that there are some states which frown upon all away rotations.

    Why is that? Lets say that frickin harvard, which is highly unlikely

    Not unlikely, but Harvard charges 3k a month tuition for away electives, or something like that.


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