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    chaiyyachaiyya is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    anyone startin St. Vincents in February for surgery??? how is the site? can we do electives there??? i hate it that the school gives us our spots at the last minute and then expect us to scramble and find an elective to fill our gap!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaiyyachaiyya View Post
    anyone startin St. Vincents in February for surgery??? how is the site? can we do electives there??? i hate it that the school gives us our spots at the last minute and then expect us to scramble and find an elective to fill our gap!!!
    I heard it's one of the best sites we have for surgery. check the link:

    http://www.valuemd.com/smu-medical-s...-hospital.html

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    living and safety

    hey folks...to anyone that has done surgery at St. Vincents Hospital in Worcester, MA...could anyone tell me which places or areas are safe to live and how do I go about finding a place? I found a place I liked for dead cheap but its right in downtown and I hear theres been break-ins so Im kinda scared...any help would greatly be appreciated. Thanks!

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    Where downtown? Its not the best but it has pockets of good and bad. Try some of the places off Shrewsbury St. or around Lake Quinsigamond. Any place in the town of Shrewsburty is ok. The rotation is awesome but alot of hard work. Be ready. Let me know if you need anything.

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    gosh

    hey to eryone that responded to this post...thank you so much! yea i think i found a place near the hospital...really nice apartment building 2 minutes away...

    yea im actually scared of this rotation...i havent studied up on it yet which stinks b/c im busy studyin for stupid IM shelf...

    couple more questions for anyone that has rotated thru here: do we need to get our own scrubs or what? what should i expect during the first week or so? im very nervous!

    anybody else rotating at St. Vincents starting Feb???

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaiyyachaiyya View Post
    hey to eryone that responded to this post...thank you so much! yea i think i found a place near the hospital...really nice apartment building 2 minutes away...

    yea im actually scared of this rotation...i havent studied up on it yet which stinks b/c im busy studyin for stupid IM shelf...

    couple more questions for anyone that has rotated thru here: do we need to get our own scrubs or what? what should i expect during the first week or so? im very nervous!

    anybody else rotating at St. Vincents starting Feb???
    Awesome to hear you are doing surgery there. Do not be intimidated. Find out your cases the day before, and read on the procedure. Most pimp questions will pertain to why you are doing the procedure, as well as important anatomical landmarks. Use accesssurgery.com for reading prior to cases. PM me for a username and password. Get Surgical recall and read it before walking into your cases. This is an awesome rotation. I cannot thank the SMU student who arranged this affiliation. Work hard there because everyone who does makes our school look better. We have a great rep there now, so... You will round approx 630 daily with morning report prior to that. No pre-rounding. They want you in the OR, so you won't be doing a ton of scutwork. Harvard residents, UMass med students. 6 wks vascular, 6 wks general. Many great people from the Residency Coordinator to the surgeons. Call is Q4 days. You will be there on weekends. The library is great. The hospital is like a hotel with hospital rooms tucked away in the back. Waterfall in lobby. Check out their website. The OR is 2 floors of (maybe) 8 rooms per floor. I cannot recall. The library is very good. Small, but 6 computers, plenty of resources. Parking is $1 per day in a garage. If you live nearby, you may be able to walk. I was there April thru July, so the weather was not too cold. Starbucks within walking distance. Several small restaurants for food in the atrium. They close early, not open on Sun (except one). My surgery scores are very high because of this rotation. Oh yeah, you can go into as many cases as you want. And you will get to do a ton of stuff--suturing, driving the camera on lap cases, amputations, veins, etc. There's a plastic surgeon who is incredibly nice and will have you do 5th year procedures with him if you ask (and show your capable). His initials are DK. Have fun!




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    JTP, thanks for all your info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gschneid View Post
    JTP, thanks for all your info.
    Anytime. Part of getting through all of this requires helping one another.




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    Quote Originally Posted by JTP73 View Post
    Anytime. Part of getting through all of this requires helping one another.
    Indeed. I'm almost to that stage. Step 1 in a month and a half! Pretty pumped.

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    done yet?

    Finishing this rotation next week. Giving my evaluation. This is a difficult rotation. You will most likely get your chance to operate a little if you are lucky. You really don't get to do much in the OR on a normal basis, you usually get a chance to throw a few skin sutures at the end of an operation.. but this is not always the case. There is a pretty hefty amount of scut work and you are kept busy all day (typical day 5:45-5:30). I found myself standing in the OR and not doing anything rather often for days on end. Call is q4-5. The residents are pretty nice, even though there are always a few bad apples. You will change chiefs/residents/interns a few times during the rotation and have to basically start from scratch proving your value. Attendings are all pretty nice. Pimping questions are typical and not usually too difficult to answer. You will rotate through vascular and general surgery for 6 weeks each. On call you cover both, there is no trauma. List of cases you will get a chance to see: Lap chole, lap appy, inguinal hernia (lap and open), lap ventral hernia, breast biopsy w/ needle loc, sentinal lymphnode dissection, parathyroidectomy, colectomies (lap and open), lap roux en Y gastric bypass, gastric banding, dibridement, minor amputations, angioplasty/stenting for ischemic limbs/mesenteric ischemia, arterial bypass for limbs, AV fistula formations, Carotid endarterectomy, vein stripping, bronchoscopy, lobectomies, thoroscopy, chest tube placement, G/J-tubes.. Tough rotation, if you aren't interested in surgery, think twice before taking this one.. because you will live the surgery life style for 3 months minus the operating.
    University of Florida 2006, B.S. Biology
    St. Matthew's University 2010, M.D.

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