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    lifestyle in clinicals

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    whats the lifestyle like in clinicals?

    say you get your first IM / FM rotation... ur at the hospital 8-5? ... then go home and study? do you have any time off? weekends? more free time than basic science?
    once you're done with a rotation... it doesnt seem like you start the next one the next day....so how much time off you ...*usually get b/w your rotations where you can go home or ..or study for step II?

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    The lifestyle is PIMP. Only the best will do once you are a student in rotations. Get ready to live the life.



    Quote Originally Posted by thesurgeon1 View Post
    whats the lifestyle like in clinicals?

    say you get your first IM / FM rotation... ur at the hospital 8-5? ... then go home and study? do you have any time off? weekends? more free time than basic science?
    once you're done with a rotation... it doesnt seem like you start the next one the next day....so how much time off you ...*usually get b/w your rotations where you can go home or ..or study for step II?

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    IM or Family may not be your first rotation. IM was my last core.

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    IM and Family are very different. Family may be one of your easiest rotations and IM one of your hardest. It all depends on where you go for your rotations. Family can be 9-5 or maybe only 9-12. Whereas IM is usually much harder.. I'm in OB now.. hours are on avg 6am-6pm with weekends off..
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    keep in mind, if youre really thinking of being a surgeon, "lifestyle" is something that will leave your vocabulary. true for many attendings too.
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    my first core, im doing IM. long long hours, all weekends and almost no day off. night shifts and day shifts, never less than 12 hours, sometimes over 30 hours. get ready.

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    Doing Surgery Core in one of SMU's best site. Myself and a US DO student with the attending Surgeon. Works 7 days a week average from 9-14 hours per day + hardcore pimping. Enjoy good life while you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesurgeon1 View Post
    whats the lifestyle like in clinicals?

    say you get your first IM / FM rotation... ur at the hospital 8-5? ... then go home and study? do you have any time off? weekends? more free time than basic science?
    once you're done with a rotation... it doesnt seem like you start the next one the next day....so how much time off you ...*usually get b/w your rotations where you can go home or ..or study for step II?
    All depends on where you do your rotation.

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    wow i think i'm falling in love with surgery

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    2creative, Thanks for bad news
    (life style in clinical)
    So no relief in sight for this journey !!
    How is the quality of the rotation ?
    Is there formal teaching? (like classes?)
    How should you prepare for step 2?
    What are your study material?

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