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    islander 98 is offline Member
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    Starting the list of Chicago rotations!!

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    Hi everyone,

    I think it's time to start a list of Chicago rotations offered at Jackson park hospital itself or off-site.
    This will help us to find suitable rotations in terms of HOW MUCH TIME we are willing to spend on rotations and how much on studying for boards.

    I am now in a situation where I need a rotation with easy schedule, and I don't know which one it is, because there is no info.

    So let's help each other.

    So far this is what I have:

    Electives:

    Anesthesiology:
    Dr. M, scheduled through JPH, but done at Roseland Hospital. very easy hours, not every day, but only when he is on call, which happens about 3 times a week, sometimes once a week. Hours: 7am-noon. No homework, no power points, just 2-3 surgeries a day.
    Dr. M is very flexible, you can just tell him that you need to study and you can get time off.

    OB/GYN:
    Dr. RN, JPH. Every day 9am-2pm, lecture 10-12noon, the rest of the time seeing patients if any. Need to do a couple of presentations, not long, nothing difficult. can leave right after the lecture. plenty time to study. can miss days if you explain that you need to study. Dr. N is very understanding.

    Vascular Surgery/Cardio-Thoracic surgery
    Dr. A, his office. You don't have to come at all. The grade is based on your assignment which is a paper 8-10 pages long with signs and symptoms of vascular/ or cardiothoracic disorders depending on a rotation. you don't show at all.

    Radiology
    Bethany hospital, Dr. N.
    hours M-F 8-10am, lectures, no presentations

    FM:
    Dr. R, JPH. come only on Wednesdays, 9am-5pm. see patients in the clinic. the rest of the week is off.

    Cores:

    IM:
    you rotate with 3 different doctors in JPH, and one of them off-site.
    Very intense rotations. 8am-3pm, homework, 6 on calls, and a log of procedures to complete, and one presentation to make.
    No time to study frankly.

    OB/GYN:
    Dr. RN, at JPH, the same Dr. I've done elective with. Same schedule as for an elective. see above. M-F 9am-2(3)pm

    Dr. S at JPH and at his clinic: only heard about this rotation that it is very intense with no time to study and driving a lot from his office to JPH and back and on calls and long hours... good if you go to gyne.

    Psychiatry:
    Dr. R and Dr. R at JPH, alternate morning and afternoon groups each week, lectures twice a week, 2-4pm, and 3-4 on calls during the rotation. on calls are 9am-1pm on Sat. or Sun. very easy rotation, but have to show up for the hours. Oh, and one presentation on any topic.

    Family Medicine:
    Dr. B, off site two clinics. 3 weeks at south clinic, 3 weeks at north clinic. M-F
    either 9-1pm or 2-6pm alternate every 3 weeks. no presentations, just see pts with the doctor.

    Pediatrics:
    Dr. M, JPH.
    3 weeks neonatology: M-F 7am-12noon, with Dr. F. Very intense, have to do 3 presentations, one each week. he also does neonatology elective. excellent.
    3 weeks just peds: 2-4pm, lecture and see pts if any (hardly any).
    not good if you go to peds, good if you want to study

    Surgery:

    Dr. A, off site at his office. you only have to come for lectures 5-8pm twice a week, but if you want to, also can join him for surgery as much or as little as you want to do.

    Dr. R, JPH. Only heard that he lectures material that has nothing to do with surgery and for many hours, also there is no surgery as it is, and you have to write long papers. hours are not bad though.


    That is all for now, will keep adding.

    Hopefully there will be many responses from other students.

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    Fornis J. Plebney is offline Senior Member 525 points
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    Just to clarify, most of the cores have multiple attendings to choose from. You could be assigned to one of many. You won't necessarily be assigned to Dr. XYZ above. There are also more electives to choose from than mentioned above.

    Also, the information for Dr R in surgery doesn't mesh with the info I'm getting from a friend currently in the rotation.
    Last edited by Fornis J. Plebney; 07-10-2011 at 12:29 PM.

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    islander 98 is offline Member
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    YOu are right, but:

    most of the times can choose an attending if you know about the particular rotation and attending

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    Fornis J. Plebney is offline Senior Member 525 points
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    Oh, I agree...I was given a list and I picked out the attendings I wanted, but was told there was no guarantee that I would get them. I did get every attending I asked for though. My main intent was to let people know there were more than just the 1-2 attendings (in most cases) listed for each core above.

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    Great Post.... I'll list the electives I've done so far

    Pain Management
    Dr. W, on site at JPH
    4 days a week, off on wednesdays. In the OR on Mon and Thurs to observe Epidural Spinal Injections. After the OR and on Tues and Thurs you go to his clinic which is on the 1st floor. OR Days I think I was there from like 7:30am to like 1 or 2pm. Non OR Days (Tues/Friday) We had to be there at either 9 or 10 (don't remember) and usually went to 2 or 3. Overall its an excellent rotation. Learned a great deal about the MSK system. Spinal Stenosis, Chronic pain syndrome, herniated disc's, muscle sprains/strains, etc.


    Anesthesiology
    I did it with Dr. J (asian guy) at Roseland. His hours were really really chill. He usually works a 24 hour shift (every other day off) but only makes you come in from like 7:30am until his surgeries are done. Can be out between Noon and 1pm usually. If he comes in in the afternoon, surgeries are done for the day and you only meet for like an hour.

    Cardiology
    Did it with Dr. M (indian dude) at JPH. He really like to teach every chance he gets so you'll def learn a lot. Usual day begins at about 9:30 or 10 and you meet with Dr. T. He usually lectures or you look at echos with him. You go to his clinic twice a week (usually 11 to 12:30ish). If there is no clinic you meet him on the 2nd floor and do his consultations with him. On days of clinic you'll usually be out by like 2pm. On days with no clinic between 12 and 1 depending on how many consults. The other cardiologist has reallllllllyyyy long hours (like 6am to 3pm).


    Endocrinology
    Dr. B, off site in his private clinic (in evergreen park, about 20 min from JPH). Hours: Off on Tuesdays and every other Friday. Mon, THurs, and Fri - 9am to 1 or 1:30. Wed - Noon to 4 or 4:30. 90-95% of the cases you'll see will be diabetes, the rest consist of other endocrine disorders and primary care visits. Learned a great deal about management of diabetes, thyroid diseases, etc.

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    Rotormedic911 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    In relation to the hospital where we do our rotations, where do most people live? Also, is it required to have a car or is taking public transport sufficient...

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    shayloure is offline Senior Member 511 points
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    I did family medicine, peds, radiology, and pain management at JPH. I didn't get to choose the attendings I was assigned to but maybe things have changed. I will say that I had plenty of time to study during those rotations. For FM, I was offsite with Dr. P in Woodridge. I didn't mind it since I stayed at the Extended stay midway, so I was 30 min. west of the hospital and 30 min. east of the Woodridge clinic (therefore in the middle). His clinic was everyday but it was 1/2 a day. Either 10 - 3 or 3 - 7. For Peds, I was with Dr. M in the hospital but there's another lady too who's offisite. When I did it, you only had to do 1 presentation for neonatology and 1 for the pediatric section. For neonatology you're only in the unit from 7 - 10 and then you go downstairs and see patients in the cinic and then stay for the 2 -4 afternoon lecture. For radiology I had Dr. N who's at Bethany Hospital, which is about 25 min. northeast of the Extended stay. For him you don't have to do a formal presentation, but he'll give you a topic and tell you to talk about it or he'll give the whole group a topic to look up for the next day and he'll pick someone randomly to talk about it. In pain management you have to do a presentation. As for needing a car, you can take the bus there but the bus route doesn't extend to all of the suburbs so be careful if they try to put you out in Woodridge. I had my car but I know of people who took the bus.

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    Doc2B2012 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Thanks for starting this thread! I wish i would have had it last August when I started in Chicago

    Elective:
    Family Medicine w/ Dr. R: Wednesdays only as stated above, with 1 correction 2PM-5PM. Great rotation for studying & you learn a lot on the days you are there.

    Core:
    OB/GYN: Dr. C: she is hands down the best preceptor we have & she teaches at NWestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Her schedule is part-time, but what you get in her part-time schedule far surpasses what you'll receive in other doc's having you be there 24/7. (btw- I'm saying this as someone tracking into Ob/Gyn who has no problem w/ long hours.)

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    can you do FM elective Dr R as a FM core? i hear Dr K is hard core 7 to 5 or 6 everyday

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    Fornis J. Plebney is offline Senior Member 525 points
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    I had Dr K for FM....Long hours indeed when you're on the wards (first 3 weeks or last 3 weeks). Normal business hours during the clinic weeks (9-3) and off on Tuesdays (in theory). Plan to work a few weekend days too either in the clinic, the ER, the wards, and the nursing homes.

    Glad to hear that about Dr C for OB/GYN. She's my next rotation. She came highly recommended.

    Dr FI is a great preceptor for Peds. Her clinic also does FM under Dr HS. Tons of hands on experience with both FM and Peds no matter which rotation you do there. You'll hone your H&P skills. You also get to go to St Bernards for newborn well baby checks. Staff is really laid back too and fun to work with. Hours are 9-4 four days a week in Peds, no weekends. You alternate days if other students are there (which can be hit or miss...I worked 4 weeks as the only student there). I think the FM schedule is similar except they work a half day every other Saturday and don't take any weekdays off, but again, you will alternate days if there are multiple students there. This is a good location for doing FM and Peds back to back if you can get it.
    Last edited by Fornis J. Plebney; 07-16-2011 at 08:12 PM.

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