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    Providence Hospital MI Pediatrics Post-Rotation Review

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    Well here we go..
    The rotation at Providence is 8 weeks instead of 6 weeks like most other places, but its not bad. The rotation is split into 1 month inpatient and 1 month outpatient. There are on average 6 students at a time, but you are paired with one other student who does the same things as you do.
    Below is a breakdown of the schedule:
    2 weeks NICU at Providence (Very informative and great teaching)
    2 weeks Inpatient Floor (Teaching OK, but not a lot of patients, so can be slow)
    4 weeks Outpatient at various offices around the area.

    NICU:
    You get to wear scrubs and have plenty of study time and good teaching from some great attendings. You spend 2 weeks here, get there by ~8am and preround on your patients. Round between 9-10am and then have a lecture from the attending later in the afternoon. Then study time, attend deliveries, etc until 4-5pm and you go home.

    Inpatient:
    Get there around 8am and round on your patients, and round with attendings and have lecture in the afternoon and lunch and admit patients who come into the ER or study time. There can be 0 - 12 patients and it varies a lot. You will see post-op patients and gen med patients and most of the attendings are nice, but some are strict. Its like most places, you have to feel them out.

    Outpatient:
    This is where it could be FUN or a PAIN. If you get assigned to the offices in Novi, Livonia, Etc its nice because your there 9-5 and no weekends. If your the unlucky 2 students who get sent to St. Johns in detroit, you will have more work then the other students. You have to be there 6:30-7am to round in the hospital BEFORE you go to Outpatient clinic until lunch. Then you have lecture EVERYDAY in the afternoons before returning to the clinic till 5 or so. Remember this schedule is for the unlucky 2 students who get assigned to St. Johns, while the other 2 groups of 2 students go to Livonia or Novi and its 9-5 daily.

    LECTURES:
    While in Peds you will have 2 lectures per week.
    Tue 7am - 8am = you have to drive to St. John in Detroit for morning grand rounds and thats it. You then report back to your area that u are assigned to (NICU, Inpatient, Outpatient).
    Wed 12am - 4/5pm = Academic Day. You have lunch provided, and attend 3 lectures and the rest of your time you have to spend in the library until 4/5pm because your day doesnt end at 3 when all the lectures are done (per director).

    You will have a Oral Exam with the Program Director at the end of the rotation and its ROUGH. He will probablly make you feel stupid, but its par for the course apparently. You get a list of topics to know and will be examined on at the end.

    All in all an OK rotation. The twice weekly drives to Detroit for lectures are annoying, but oh well. The outpatient is nice as long as your not the unlucky one going to St John for Outpatient, then its more work than the other students and seems unfair. (Like that ever happens in med school)
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    Watch out from Dr. R he will ride u.
    Watch out from Dr K. unless u have read the first 15 pages of kap peds and get ready to be pimpppppped.
    Outpatient was fun

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    I remember that... ahhh, memories --- misty colored memories!!

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    whatever you do, dont quote blueprints during the oral exam. dr r hates blueprints and threatened to call the publishers when i showed him the book which he claimed was riddled with inaccuracies .
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    yeah, he also threatened to call the publishers on another student too. Amazing how one person could be so short sighted to think his way is the perfect way. If it didn't say it in essentials of pediatrics, it must be wrong. Hehe.. What an adventure.
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    8 weeks? hmmmm...

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    wow, an oral exam? One tried to give me an oral exam, I told him where to stuff it.
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