Sponsored Links
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    meek0021 is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    6
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Clinical down time

    Advertisements



    I can't seem to be scheduled anything, and repeated calls over the months to the clinical adviser has resulted in the repeated "I'll have to get back to you." statement. Does anyone know why some students are scheduled back to back rotations months in advance and other students can't be scheduled? Are there just not enough contracted spots with hospitals? Is there a way to go from being the "waiting around" student to getting scheduled, when calling the clinical adviser does not really do anything? I only call about once every two weeks, would it help if I call more?

  2. #2
    drforlife's Avatar
    drforlife is offline Member 510 points
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    379
    Downloads
    13
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    ----------
    Last edited by drforlife; 10-15-2008 at 07:23 PM.

  3. #3
    meek0021 is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    6
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    When I finished the Step 1 June 2nd I really thought finishing rotations for 2010 match would not be a problem. But now having only one six week rotation done, and the next rotation just now scheduled for DECEMBER 15th... It really looks like 2011 if I'm lucky!... any ideas as to what to do with the free time?... I'm guessing I'll take step two without having taken most of my rotations... then maybe get a part time job?... all the while the high interest loans are collecting and collecting... maybe the Caribbean medical school route was a mistake...!!!

  4. #4
    modern day Hero is offline Junior Member 510 points
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    78
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    did you try to schedule all your rotations in advance at once?
    or have you been scheduling the next rotation as you complete the previous one?

  5. #5
    meek0021 is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    6
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I call about every two weeks asking the clinical coordinator for rotations. A month ago she said the only thing available was Jackson park NOV 4th in Chicago.. , and I said "I don't really want to take any downtime but I'll do that rotation." ... but I wasn't scheduled for that and now she scheduled me for the only thing available which is Dec 15th. and told the only thing available is electives at the D.O. hospital (which makes me ask the question about what I've heard in regards to license requirements limiting D.O rotations... which I just posted in a new thread.

  6. #6
    NicSTX is offline Senior Member 511 points
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Here
    Posts
    565
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    One of my friend's just passed her step, is currently in IM and has all her cores scheduled (including wyckoff for peds and obgyn)

    i think waiting every 2 weeks to contact your clinical advisor is unwise, especially when you have to wait an entire year longer than someone who passed their exam the end of august. Call every day, email daily, and do what you have to to get your rotations scheduled. This is your career. Be more aggressive.
    AUA 2010
    IM - Geisinger Health System, class of 2013
    Heme/Onc - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, class of 2016

  7. #7
    sreec is offline Super Moderator 536 points
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,394
    Downloads
    10
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I'm guessing I'll take step two without having taken most of my rotations...

    That's not a huge problem. You can take it after IM as long as you study the Kaplan materials. You can take CS after Family or IM.

    Also, DO hospitals are your less preferred option but it's not the end of the world as long as there is an affiliated osteopathic residency program in the same field as your rotation. You simply have to give up states like PA.


Similar Threads

  1. Clinical rotation and wait time
    By hale in forum Main Foreign Medical Schools Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-29-2010, 10:20 AM
  2. serious lag time before clinical rotations
    By spideroll in forum AUA Medical School Clinical Forum
    Replies: 63
    Last Post: 06-14-2010, 03:40 PM
  3. Clinical Wait Time Thread.
    By Danson in forum American University of Antigua (AUA)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-29-2010, 09:19 PM
  4. time off during clinical rotation
    By canal in forum Ross University School of Medicine
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-12-2009, 07:10 AM
  5. Vacation time during Clinical Rotations
    By islander23 in forum St. Georges University School of Medicine
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-13-2006, 09:19 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •