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    Clinical Rotations Update/News/Etc

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    Anyone care to shed some light on clinical sites?
    How many people from our school currently doing clinical?
    Where's all the past md5 students up to?

    I'm just curious because of the recent loan situations, it seemed to have masked the most important aspect of the medical school is clinical spots for students....
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    We do exist!! 3 of us in Puerto Rico at GREAT green book rotations!! I'll be done with 3rd year in the Spring!!! Clinicals are going very well!!

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    ... Why can't the school just give us a stupid list of actual HOSPITAL NAMES. EVEN WINDSOR GIVES A LIST OF HOSPITAL NAMES. Everything seems so sketch at this University and makes everything such a big secret. I understand not posting it on the internet, but at least give us students a list of hospitals that we can work towards achieving. I am tired of hearing about PUERTO RICo... no offense obviously.

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    The whole caribbean clinical rotations are a cut throat business. Your school does not want other other schools to try to take away their spots. That is why your school is so secretive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azulpanther View Post
    The whole caribbean clinical rotations are a cut throat business. Your school does not want other other schools to try to take away their spots. That is why your school is so secretive.
    Dito...

    Plus, any list you see right now, will be completely different from the one you see when you reach 5th semester (Some will be gone, and some will be New). We have sites in CT, NY, GA, MD, MI, IL, and PR and its right on the website. It doesn't make UMHS "sketchy", just because the school doesn't list all the details of each clinical site. When you go to 5th semester, all of the details are given to you.
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    Azulpanther and WSUcougar are right on the mark. The procurement of clinical rotations is very cutthroat. One Caribbean school is always trying to poach the sites of another. If UMHS now posts the actual hospitals, there is a better than average chance that some other university's students will be going there by the time you reach 5th sememster!

    There is also a secondary reason for guarding the clerkship sites. The offices of the directors of medical education at these sites are usually quite small, often only the director and a secretary. When universities post the actual hospital names, prospective students and students in the lower classes have a tendency to call the DMEs and ask if the university REALLY has the rotations at that site. If the DME gets enough calls, he is liikely to get fed up with the school and back out of the rotation agreement, thus hurting the students who are ready to start rotations. This is not mere paranoia. The administration has been doing medical education long enough to have had it happen before. Thus, we do not publish our rotation sites and only release them to the students who are about to enter the third year. You've heard, however, from students who are in the third or fourth year that they have been able to proceed through the rotations without delay. There are enough sites to do that and we want to keep it that way.

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    Thank you all for posting these answers. I didn't know about all this.

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    I really appreciate this post UMHS It really puts my mind at ease.

    Quote Originally Posted by UMHS View Post
    Azulpanther and WSUcougar are right on the mark. The procurement of clinical rotations is very cutthroat. One Caribbean school is always trying to poach the sites of another. If UMHS now posts the actual hospitals, there is a better than average chance that some other university's students will be going there by the time you reach 5th sememster!

    There is also a secondary reason for guarding the clerkship sites. The offices of the directors of medical education at these sites are usually quite small, often only the director and a secretary. When universities post the actual hospital names, prospective students and students in the lower classes have a tendency to call the DMEs and ask if the university REALLY has the rotations at that site. If the DME gets enough calls, he is liikely to get fed up with the school and back out of the rotation agreement, thus hurting the students who are ready to start rotations. This is not mere paranoia. The administration has been doing medical education long enough to have had it happen before. Thus, we do not publish our rotation sites and only release them to the students who are about to enter the third year. You've heard, however, from students who are in the third or fourth year that they have been able to proceed through the rotations without delay. There are enough sites to do that and we want to keep it that way.
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    nice posts, this clears alot of my issues about this matter with my own school

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    sorry, UMHS, but that is just crap...it is the strength of your affliations that is weak...if they are poachable it is not because they are posted online or available to perspectives but because it is a new affliation for the program with a new school...say that...its valid enough....

    the more established school all post their affliations...even ross (who ya'll say you follow because its your history) posts their affliations on their website
    Ross University Medical School - Hospital Affiliations

    and sure even the biggger schools' affliated hospitals change...and maybe they can afford that since they have so many other affliations and small, newer schools can't...but again say that...

    it is the responsible and diligant applicant that will check out all aspects of the education that they are about it embark on...if i couldn't check out the affliations of the hospitals that a school says they are affliated with...it would raise a red flag, pure and simple.

    you are usually pretty up front and honest...i am a bit disappointed in your answer to something like this.
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