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    NY Rotations- Kings County

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    Hey everyone!
    I just got part of my clinical schedule and will be doing my medicine core at Kings County. I would greatly appreciate any feedback on their experience at Kings and what I can expect....any additonal input on rotations here in NY would also be great. Great luck to all.Thanks

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    King's County

    Nydoc- I did my medicine core at King's County last year. There were no resident when I was there. Unless things have changed, you will be placing IVs, drawing CBCs, writing discharged notes, transporting patients, admitting patients, etc., from sunrise to 10 pm everyday for 12 weeks. This program has been run like this for years and I do not expect any changes since I finished. There were didactic sessions at case discussion meetings but there were never anytime to read during these 12 weeks.
    Lastly, don't expect an easy A here as some people cried at the end. In retrospect, lots of people cried during the rotation too. Best of luck!

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    so sorry to hear that

    NYdoc,
    My sympathies are with u, just suck it up and drive on.

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    kings

    Get out now! I do not recommend this rotation to anybody. You are there to run the floor with menial, non-medical tasks. Your education is secondary. Students are abused, yelled at and humiliated. You will have no time to read or study internal medicine, the largest portion of step 2.

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    i agree

    the above posts are all true.

    I also was placed into King's County for my medicine core 2 years ago. I literally went to Ross and demanded that they change it. (I don't think it is that easy anymore to change rotations, but i could be wrong).

    My friends and brother who did indeed do their medicine core there are fully capable of putting in IV's, taking blood etc. What did they learn? Not much medicine...i know that for sure. Yes, they did do 80+ hours a week at the hospital (I think my friend quoted 100+ hours..though she was so tired she couldn't remember what day it was).

    I was fortunate enough to do my medicine core in Baltimore at Harbor Hospital where all residents have 90+ on their boards. The program is excellent and students are encouraged to participate in morning report and other teaching sessions.The PD is one of the best I know.

    Also, I had the opportunity to visit King's County during my interviews for this years match. You wouldn't believe how glad I was to walk out the door and never have to turn back.

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    Re: i agree

    Quote Originally Posted by almd2b
    I literally went to Ross and demanded that they change it.
    How realistic is it now to refuse to do a rotation at Kings County ? I didn't even know that you had a choice in the matter. So if I get KC, then I should just resign myself to getting a C, getting nothing done, and even be prepared to fail it and repeat these weeks ?

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    A group of people I know did medicine at King's this summer. All of them are serious students and they all got B's. One of them got an incredibly personalized kick-butt letter of reccomendation from the infamous Dr. Reece which will impress any PD who reads it come interview time. Make no mistake, it is a tough rotation, but if you are a serious student (you work hard, don't cut corners etc..) you'll be fine.

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    group

    i did my KC IM in the summer of 2004. Most of the students in our group got an A except 3. It was a tough rotation but i did learn alot from it. I heard that now, student no longer allow to transport patients to x-ray or dialysis...things have changed alittle bit and we get more lectures per week now. Nydoc, i think you can do it!

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