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    Surgery in Baton Rouge Louisiana

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    Anybody doing surgery in Baton Rouge General in March?

    Have anyone heard anything about it?
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    Review of Baton Rouge General surgery

    Surgery at BR was one of my first cores, and It was such a great experience
    I actually considered surgery. The attending, Dr. A, is amazing and will keep You laughing pretty much all the time. You get to first assist a LOT since there aren't many residents rotating on a regular basis. The day consists of pre-rounding on post- surg patients in the morning - we got there around 8 since Dr. A was normally there after 9, and then would do our surgeries for the day, then round with Dr.A afterward. A couple times a week we would have clinics in the afternoon, and we would go to LSU's surgery conferences/ M&M's once a week. In the 3 months I was there I took call prolly 5 or 6 times. Call is from home and I only actually got called to come in once. The hospital gives u food (brkfst and lunch) in doctors lounge and free physicians parking. The staff and scub techs are among the friendliest folks u will ever meet. For example, in one of my early surgeries I accidentally contaminated a surgical field - something that would normally get you crucified elsewhere - and the scrub techs were amazing and just got out new stuff and told me not to stress about it. I never got ruthlessly pimped or yelled at. Dr. A likes to ask anatomy q's so he asks u read up on surgeries the day before. He loves to use surgical recall so it is a must- buy for the rotation. The last month and a half of the rotation he will hook u up with surgical subspecialtists, and u get to work one-on-one with them. I did breast, peds surg, neurosurg, GI, and ortho. I got an amazing LOR from Dr. A after the rotation and he has continued to help me out
    since I left. I highly recommend this rotation. You learn a LOT, have a great time, and get fantastic hands-on experience without all of extra hours of scut. A+++

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    Good stuff...good rotation....great food....and of course carnival! cant wait
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    Baton Rouge and another question

    The Baton Rouge hospital is not currently listed on the AUC website as an affiliated hospital for core clinicals. Are clinical rotations still being done here for AUC students?
    Also, is there concern about the the recent New York Times article about the proposition there to limit or exclude clinical rotations for carib students? I have applied to AUC for August 2011. Should I worry that there may not be spots for clinical rotations for AUC students in 2 years? Thanks for any info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellabomber View Post
    The Baton Rouge hospital is not currently listed on the AUC website as an affiliated hospital for core clinicals. Are clinical rotations still being done here for AUC students?
    Also, is there concern about the the recent New York Times article about the proposition there to limit or exclude clinical rotations for carib students? I have applied to AUC for August 2011. Should I worry that there may not be spots for clinical rotations for AUC students in 2 years? Thanks for any info.
    There is no proposition that we dont get slots.

    What you have read is whining by NY state deans of medical schools. Ask the hospitals in the NY area if they want us and they say yes if only (and I am not saying this is the only reason) because we pay them and NY schools dont. And this is not a minor issue with OCare set to potentially jack state Medicare costs through the roof (and likely cut reimbursements further as a result). NY has one of the bigger Medicare problems in the US to boot.

    And it wouldnt be just AUC it would be the Carib schools. They only way they can do it is to ban everyone (not just AUC) so unless you have a slot at a US school in your back pocket it is simply a risk you will have to take.
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    Thanks! Since I do not have that US slot in back pocket, I hope to be heading south in August...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellabomber View Post
    The Baton Rouge hospital is not currently listed on the AUC website as an affiliated hospital for core clinicals. Are clinical rotations still being done here for AUC students?
    Also, is there concern about the the recent New York Times article about the proposition there to limit or exclude clinical rotations for carib students? I have applied to AUC for August 2011. Should I worry that there may not be spots for clinical rotations for AUC students in 2 years? Thanks for any info.
    Actually, it is on the AUC website, but only under "prospective students" and then follow the appropriate links. The lists are not exactly the same, but anything on either list is good to go. However, I think there is only 1 surgery slot and 2 IM slots. Can someone confirm this?

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    I just got confirmed for surgery here in August. Anyone know if i can find housing for the 3 months i'm there?

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    Baton Rouge is a huge college town so you shouldn't have too much trouble finding something. Are you at the Mid-City or Bluebonnet campus? I worked at both, just wondering out of curiosity - may have some recommendations if you PM me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jughead127 View Post
    I just got confirmed for surgery here in August. Anyone know if i can find housing for the 3 months i'm there?
    When is the august start date?

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