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    Clinical Rotation orientation

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    What happens if you cannot make it to the clinical orientation. They have not placed my yet, but I should be getting it soon according to them. if they do place me in NY by Monday, but I cannot fly out to New York in time for orientation ( because I live outside of the US) but can still make the rotation start date, what happens? Has this happened to anyone or does anyone know someone who could not make it to orientation due to time constraints. I have emailed letting them know that I'm not from the NY area, but clined will not give me a definite response to any question.

    And what happens during orientation?

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    most hospitals REQUIRE you to be at orientation....otherwise you may lose your spot. sounds like ClinEd is just getting worse...and also moving to SGU Clinical section
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    They might be placing you in NJ, which doesn't start until end of Aug/Early Sept, so you will have time.

    Orientation is usually mandatory. You receive your schedule, your ID badge, all the forms to fill out, you might have a suture or IV clinic, you might take a group picture, meet your clinical directors, meet your classmates, have a quick EMR class (with whatever software they use), and other administrative stuff. Then the fun begins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kongakut View Post
    They might be placing you in NJ, which doesn't start until end of Aug/Early Sept, so you will have time.

    Orientation is usually mandatory. You receive your schedule, your ID badge, all the forms to fill out, you might have a suture or IV clinic, you might take a group picture, meet your clinical directors, meet your classmates, have a quick EMR class (with whatever software they use), and other administrative stuff. Then the fun begins.
    Don't forget the drug testing at some hospitals as well as the HIPPA and infection control training that you will probably do about 3 times before you're done your clinical years. I'm pretty sure I can teach that course by now! They also usually give you the schedule of the rotation including when you'll be on call. They will discuss other matters like writeups and how your grade will be calculated at the end. It depends on the hospital, but orientation can be anywhere from a week to one day if you're lucky.

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    Talk to the coordinators, I know at least one girl who missed orientation because of a similar situation and was still allowed to start.

    For the most part, orientation is a large waste of time; most of the training work could be more easily done at home electronically (e.g., hospital policy training, HIPAA, etc.). I'm amazed that some hospitals actually try to stretch it out for days.
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    thanks for the responses. Yah, I do not understand why they are taking such a long time to confirm my placement. All my friends who I listed with got the same hospital and many got placement letters within a couple of days of taking step 1. I had all my stuff in a week ago, and they will not answer any Q for, even if I ask them if i'm in NY or NJ. They just tell me to keep checking my sgu email and that it will be sent out soon. There is no other way to contact clined except via email, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by relax88 View Post
    thanks for the responses. Yah, I do not understand why they are taking such a long time to confirm my placement. All my friends who I listed with got the same hospital and many got placement letters within a couple of days of taking step 1. I had all my stuff in a week ago, and they will not answer any Q for, even if I ask them if i'm in NY or NJ. They just tell me to keep checking my sgu email and that it will be sent out soon. There is no other way to contact clined except via email, right?
    you can call, but at best you will get to leave a message on their voicemail.
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