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    Clinical rotation order...

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    Does everyone pretty much schedule all the cores first and then go into electives?

    Is there a reccomended order for core rotations?

    Has scheduling them in a particular order been a problem for anyone?

    Sorry for the newbie questions I'm just trying to understand the proccess.

    I'd love to hear your experiences in what order you did or are doing them and comments ....

    thanks guys!

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    U don't get to set up the "order" of the rotations. At Kern Med Center, they give u an entire list of your cores with the dates.

    I haven't really seen a big diff between the order of the cores
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    But you will complete your core rotations all first and then proceed to electives right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by medic109vince
    But you will complete your core rotations all first and then proceed to electives right?

    For me yes, for some others, no. It depends on where you do clnicals among other things. For some electives, it makes no diff if u finish all ur cores. Say for example, whats the point of completing OBGYN core when u have radiology as ur elective. Don't worry about it, it'll all work out in the end.
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    it's all up to how the site sets up the rotation schedule. there is no difference between us and the US med students because they also don't have a set order that they do rotations in so they have no real advantage as far as order. they just get assigned a schedule just like we do.

    i don't think there is any real benefit to doing any particular rotation before others because things are very specialty specific and you will learn what you need as you go along...ie an IM H&P is roughly 4-6 pages of charting while I could do my surgical H&P in about half a page of i stretched it so that tells you that you don't really need one to do the other.....

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    exactly what rrod said. The students I'm rotating with in Peds (Einstein students) are doing cores and electives mixed together. For two of the students, they've done 3 cores and will then do 3-4 electives, then finish up cores.

    It's highly unlikely that you'll do all your cores, then start electives. I have all my cores lined up and have neuro mixed between them. It all depends on how the scheduling works out...and how many people are gunning for a spot at a particular site and where you fall in the 'sweepstakes' of first come first serve.
    Trust me...it all works out.

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    Thanks guys but I was concerned not about it not working out as I am sure it will but I was thinking in terms of trying to schedule my cores and electives in geographically separate regions. ie to do most if not all of my electives closer to home.

    I do have a better appreciation of how things work now. thanks again for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MushieCookie

    It's highly unlikely that you'll do all your cores, then start electives. I have all my cores lined up and have neuro mixed between them. It all depends on how the scheduling works out...and how many people are gunning for a spot at a particular site and where you fall in the 'sweepstakes' of first come first serve.
    Trust me...it all works out.
    Well, if you go to Ireland your cores are all scheduled back-to-back so you have to start electives once you finish cores. However, if your 10-month term in Ireland falls over Christmas if you stay there, instead of take the 2-week or so break, then you can possibly do electives then. However most people just expedited their core process by two weeks and finished their cores earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medic109vince
    Does everyone pretty much schedule all the cores first and then go into electives?

    Is there a reccomended order for core rotations?

    Has scheduling them in a particular order been a problem for anyone?

    Sorry for the newbie questions I'm just trying to understand the proccess.

    I'd love to hear your experiences in what order you did or are doing them and comments ....

    thanks guys!
    with my group in london, they set them up with IM first then surgery and then the minor cores. it depends where you start, and with how many other students you start with.
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