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    How are the rotations

    Interested in doing rotatons at Griffin. How are the rotations?
    How the faculty? Do you get good exposure?
    How is the day like?
    Any feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brainy
    Interested in doing rotatons at Griffin. How are the rotations?
    How the faculty? Do you get good exposure?
    How is the day like?
    Any feedback.
    I dont know what other rotations you have there but I heard the internal med program is awesome and difficult.....surgery no longer exists bc they got rid of their surgery residency
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    Please suggest good housing near the hospital.

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    Fortune Magazine ranked Griffin Hospital 4th on its 2006 "100 Best companies to Work for." I wonder if the rotations are just as worthy. A good keeper for Ross.

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    Update on post above....my friend is here for Surgery (wants to be a surgeon) and says it is great. I noticed swimguy posted last Sept., but I am 100% about this. Weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badnewsbearer
    Update on post above....my friend is here for Surgery (wants to be a surgeon) and says it is great. I noticed swimguy posted last Sept., but I am 100% about this. Weird.
    i received that information from auc.....i verified it with a doctor affiliated with the medicine program.....maybe things have changed again, i dont know but thanks for the recent clarification
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    Quote Originally Posted by swimguy23
    i received that information from auc.....i verified it with a doctor affiliated with the medicine program.....maybe things have changed again, i dont know but thanks for the recent clarification
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    can anyone give me a break down of how a typical day is at griffin internal medicine and surgery rotations? thanks
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    so far at Griffin

    Hospital is small...very small (only 3 floors), but its nice (looks like a nice hotel). It is good for patients and residents, but not for students. We're usually "in the way," and the interns don't teach us (though some interns are better than others). The attending focuses all her teaching to the residents (but does try to include students when she remembers).
    I believe Griffin requests all students to have a USMLE of at least an 80...but I don't know why since they don't teach us anything.

    -The day starts at 7am and ends at 4-5pm.
    You write progress notes on the 1-2 patients assigned to you then do rounds with the resident+interns at ~730am. Sometimes you also do rounds again at ~9:30 with the attending+resident+interns.
    -There's a 1hr noon lecture every weekeday and includes the interns and residents.
    -Once a week you attend a clinic with your intern and just basically watch him/her examine the patient, present to the attending, and write up the case in the chart.
    -Tuesdays (1030 to 1130) meet with a doctor
    -Wednesdays (945-1145) meet with another doctor
    -Fridays (1pm - 2pm) meet with chief resident who tries to go over some step 2 topics but is kind of condescending to us.
    -Every other tuesday meet with another doctor at 1pm
    -Students are on call every 4th day with their intern. Hours are only until 8pm if a weekeday and 4pm if a weekend. So no overnight calls.

    The hours aren't bad at all, but there's no teaching.
    There's a procedure list students have to fill at the end of the rotation, but its usually blank because no one "really" allows students to do prodecures. (compare this with for example Arrowhead Hospital where the rule is "if you've seen one you get to do one." Though arrowhead is mostly a DO hospital, I'd rather go there and learn than be here and waste 12 weeks).
    We're required to do a total of 20 H&P's by the end of the rotation but they don't seem too strict on it. Im just going to be sure to hand my 20 in before leaving here.
    Lastly, there's a final written exam. A score of 70 is required to pass. That's all I know about the final.

    I came here because I heard good things about it (associated with yale, previous valuemd posts, high rating among patients), but as a teaching hospital for STUDENTS its terrible. There just isn't any teaching. If I try and ask my intern questions she gets annoyed (though this is most likely because interns just started 2 weeks ago). After writing my 2 patient notes in the morning and listen in on attending doing rounds with the residents, I just go to the library and try and read.

    As internal medicine is so important, request another rotation site if you can. I tried calling my advisor about switching out of here but
    he said "it wasn't allowed because the hospital is dependent on us."
    I replied "you mean dependent on the money we send them."
    He responded with a laugh "Yeah..."

    BTW, there is NO surgery rotation here, but there are electives in internal medicine. I'm not sure how good they are, but because this hospital is so focused on patients well being, most likely you won't get to do much in electives either. There is a family medicine rotation here but they call it "primary care." Its the same rotation though.
    Last edited by mpd210; 07-15-2006 at 12:04 PM.
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