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    4th Term Hospital Visits

    How many times do we go to the Grenada Hospital during 4th term? Is it a regular thing or just once or twice for clinical skills?

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    yeah... just like you got to pick your path group.
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    Yeah, we selected new people.

    However, my Path group of 10 people just split into 2 groups of 5 since we already knew that we worked well together. I'm sure it was the same for many others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussianJoo View Post
    yeah... just like you got to pick your path group.

    i just got assigned, but i forgot I got to st vincent a few days late, so i guess i missed that part!!
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    ACS is a joke in Grenada. Your grade is determined primarily on which tutor you get and on what side of the bed they woke up. The clown who runs the program is just that... a clown. And to think I've paid these clowns thousands of dollars to spew drivel... argh.

    The hospital visit to Grenada is once, and just that... once. Its not informative or something I'd even consider an "experience"- unless you consider the school buses forgetting about you.

    The ACS in St. Vincent is not as bad as Grenada. For some strange reason, the tutors there are MUCH better than the ones in Grenada. The OSCE is really not bad.... the only good thing about ACS. The St.Vincent hospital visits are such a joke its not even funny. My roommate and I got 6 signatures within 20 minutes at the hospital. Oh well.

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    it's not about signatures.. it's about actually observing and learning something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RussianJoo View Post
    it's not about signatures.. it's about actually observing and learning something.

    Actually, it's both. You want those signatures asap to ease your schedule as you near exams. On the other hand, there is something to be said about the hospital experience. Maybe it's nothing compared to clerkships, but when the only other thing you have are the acs classes , it seems like the best thing in the world (at least to me).
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    Quote Originally Posted by tralfaz View Post
    Actually, it's both. You want those signatures asap to ease your schedule as you near exams. On the other hand, there is something to be said about the hospital experience. Maybe it's nothing compared to clerkships, but when the only other thing you have are the acs classes , it seems like the best thing in the world (at least to me).
    Signatures....how does that work?

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    After your scheduled rotation (ent/surgery/patholgy/obgyn/peds/medicine/emergency/trauma/orthopedics/opthamology), you have to have the doc sign your rotation green card. You need about 21 signatures all together to get credit. The rotations are 2 x week for about 18 weeks.

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    You also can no longer get multiple signatures/session. Or even do extra sessions for that matter (which really sucked cause I was trying to get my rotations done early before my g/f came to visit).

    The department, for no apparent reason (to me anyway), decided to change their regulations so that we could no longer get credit for any rotations that were not approved by the department i.e. if you didn't sign up through the office, you were out of luck.

    Prior to that you could ask any doctor if you could come in and they'd sign your card for you e.g. if you had a surgery rotation and saw the patient pre-op, you could ask the doc if you could come the next day when the operation was taking place.

    The bad thing about this is that SGU seemed to have this ridiculous policy where you had to go to class. Technically it's up to you and you won't get penalized if you don't but that meant that they would not authorize you to go to the hospital in the morning (when lecture is scheduled) if that's what you wanted to do. Basically you were stuck with the scheduled afternoon times from 1:30-3:30 (2-4 on Wed).

    There is, however, nothing stopping you from going on your own out of interest if the doctor agrees. You just don't get credit towards your 22 required rotations that need to be completed and time is precious enough as it is that I didn't really want to do that (except once where I was really interested so I did 23 rotations in all).

    @ tralfaz, we technically needed 22 rotations (which I'm sure you're aware of) and it was only changed to 21 at the last week or so cause I think people had problems getting all 22. So I'm thinking that students should prepare themselves for 22.

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