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    problems setting up rotations?

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    Anyone having problems scheduling their rotations? How far in advance do you find out your next rotation and do you have to move around alot? Also how many can you schedule in a row?

    I have not yet started clinicals and keep hearing different things.

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    I didn't have problems starting rotations, but I told them I was flexible for the first one. As for rotations in a row, I don't think they line up rotations for the whole year unless you go to Saginaw. Maybe someone else can help with that one. From what I understand, if you're in a city with a lot of sites like NY, Chicago, or Baltimore they'll try to get most of them done there without you having to move much.
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    it varies.

    some people have many rotations scheduled ahead of time.

    others have only one scheduled at a time.

    sometimes, you get rotation assignements at the very last minute!


    i think it depends on what your step1 score is and your gpa.

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    it depends on alot of things...mostly your demands really.

    if you are flexible with where u want to live and when u want to take the rotations then its much easier. if you are zoned in on certain rotations in certain places w/ certain doctors you are going to be in trouble.

    i already have my 4th yr rotations all set up and i am a little over halfway through med3. its all in you and how aggresive you are.
    but remember that, even when those who move you be kings or men of power, your soul is in your keeping alone. When you stand before God you cannot say "but I was told by others to do thus" or that "virtue was not convenient at the time." This will not suffice. Remember that.

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    Also, it helps to know when your clinical coordinator has changed. I have been trying to contact my clinical coordinator (phone, email, etc) for weeks with no response only to find out today that the person has changed. I have 5 weeks left in my ob/gyn rotation before I have to leave for a new site and I don't have any rotation set up...I'm only missing med and surg. The only reason I knew I had a new coordinator was from the email we got from the registrar about fall registration.
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    Besides keeping up with who's the clinical coordinator, any other advice for setting up clinicals early/in an organized fashion?

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    your at the mercy of the school, absolutely little control in where they send you

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    When I was up for my third year the school was pretty flexible. My schedule was a bit hard: all ACGME, most in NYC, aside from FP in Florida, and they had to be back to back. Fourth year is pretty much up to you. Apply early for electives, and you will be set. For some of my classmates they were unable to get all rotations assigned back to back, so they had to take electives in between their cores. Taking IM first helps you have more options for electives since it is a prerequisite for many rotations.
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    Juni,
    why did they have to be back to back?
    but remember that, even when those who move you be kings or men of power, your soul is in your keeping alone. When you stand before God you cannot say "but I was told by others to do thus" or that "virtue was not convenient at the time." This will not suffice. Remember that.

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    I was aiming to get a mid year residency, one that starts in Jan. That seems almost impossible right now, but I'm not losing hope.
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