1. CrazyHorseLady

    2022 Internal Medicine Program Reviews for Match 2023

    Hi everyone. Attention all rotating medical students/residents: please give us your experiences at hospitals across the country. I cannot be alone in struggling to find genuine reviews of certain hospitals/programs. While its great to do Q&As with residents for interview day and being able to...
  2. L

    Would a misdemeanor mean you can’t do 3rd/4th year rotations?

    If someone were to be soon convicted of a petty theft misdemeanor within the next few months but the background check for the hospitals (for 3rd/4th year rotations) was in February, this would not be enough time to get the case sealed and expunged, as it typically takes 5-8 months to be...
  3. 3

    Disappointed with clerkship selections

    Is anyone else disappointed with some of the clerkships they chose? When picking programs, the only reviews to rely on were SDN and APMSA 2019. I'm not sure how other places are, but my school didn't have a good resource for seeing what previous graduates thought of various programs. I've...
  4. F

    Away rotation advice

    Any tips on scoring a sub-i at UoHawaii, Baylor CHOSA, LACUSC, UCSF Fresno or Loma Linda? As someone just entering 3rd year without access to VSAS/VSLO (what is the difference?) yet, can anyone shed light on what programs are looking for when picking applicants for away rotations? Are there any...
  5. R

    The Overlap of Pandemic and Opportunities

    Hello everyone! I hope you guys are all doing well during crazy situations and things have been alright. I was at a loss for a few weeks and after trying to get it figured out on my own, I thought I should see if anyone can help me with my issue here. Currently, I am in my fourth year doing...
  6. S

    What is the final year of the optometry (US) like?

    Hi all! I was wondering if someone could help me understand what I should expect for my final year of Optometry in terms of experience and financials? I am a Canadian, going to NECO in Sept 2020. I know that I'll have 3 clinical rotations but I want to know how I should budget for 4th year...
  7. N

    Participate in an NIH study using virtual reality and receive a $100 amazon gift card!

    Are you located near the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland? We are seeking 3rd and 4th year medical students who would like to participate in an innovative healthcare study using virtual reality. The study involves one 90-minute visit to the NIH Campus, and is compensated with a $100 amazon...
  8. Rljoel

    US student rotating in Scotland or Ireland

    Has anyone rotated through Scotland or Ireland for a 4 week rotation? If so, what was the process of setting it up and were you able to do anything or was it more just shadowing? Any specialty! Thanks in advance!
  9. shinsoochoo

    Optimal Second Question Bank for OB Shelf?

    For those who did well on OB, what secondary question bank would you recommend? I hadn't heard great things about UWISE for the shelf exam, and I hadn't heard much about AMBOSS for OBGYN. Case Files is another option as well. I will definitely do incorrects and run through UWORLD again if I have...
  10. G

    Cook County Anesthesia Elective - Experience

    Just finishing my last week of anesthesia at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, thought I would share my current thoughts about the rotation. At first glance being overwhelmed in a big city with a busy patient population I couldn't feel more welcome by the residents here. The relationship...
  11. It's Over 9000!

    Importance of Research Presentations

    I'm a 3rd year medical student who was a co-author on a neurology paper and invited to present at a neurology research conference. However the issue is that I would be missing 3-5 days of my psychiatry rotation (that I can potentially make up), and it would cost quite a bit of money to fly over...
  12. Asclepius293

    3rd Year Elective - Interest in EM

    Hey all, In the luck of the draw, I'll be starting third year on elective. I'm limited on what I can choose from due to not having completed core rotations. To add to that, the emergency medicine elective is not available for my elective month. Any advice on what might be beneficial at this...
  13. M

    Attire in Clerkships/Rotations

    I am a very poor outfit selector. I needed help from many people to finally dress properly and match my clothes. I am confused about what shoes to wear in rotations. Should I wear comfortable running shoes with my dress shirt and pants? People say to wear something comfortable, but what about...
  14. M

    Why do we pay tuition for rotations?

    Hi, I was told by a friend 5 years ago that paying tuition during rotations was like paying the school to work FOR the school. Soon I'll be in my friend's position and was wondering why the system is like this? Is there a way to reform this? Protest? So rotation years are FREE? I'm not asking...
  15. A

    Elective Advice

    I have been interested in Cardiology since undergrad and despite keeping an open mind through med school, I still feel like it's far and above my favorite. One of my first rotations is an elective. Sounds like a great chance to get into a cardiology away rotation early on but being that I'm...
  16. Y

    Pharmacy Rotation Commute - Is a 1.5 hour commute too much?

    Hey! This is my first time posting, I am a P3 student at UIC College of Pharmacy on the Rockford campus (about 75 miles away from Chicago). We recently learned about a longitudinal APPE where you would do your 4x core rotations at one the UChicago hospital. It sounds like a great opportunity...
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    MD & DO Physician Burnout, Long Shifts, Sleep Deprivation

    Hello All, I'm a podcaster who writes/posts about premedical and medical education. Recently, I witnessed several of my med student friends and roommates go through 30-hour shifts for their surgical rotation. Some got through it fine, but some were quite worn down, some took leaves of absence...
  18. T

    Failed APPE Pharmacy Rotation

    Hello, I am an P4 student and I failed my first APPE rotation. I am a student with above 3.5, always made the deans list, and one of the top in my class. I followed everything that my preceptor told me to do, showed up on time, did everything in my power to learn. I even gave my preceptor my...
  19. Gorophilic

    How do I effectively shadow?

    Hey guys, Spending the summer between MS1 and MS2 doing research in a competitive surgical subspecialty at a prestigious institution down south. I'm shadowing some of the surgeons in the department and was wondering how do I leave a great impression while shadowing and not just be in the way...
  20. D

    Supplemental Applications for Elective Rotations

    I'm applying for an elective rotation, but they have a supplemental application. They ask me to list my extracurricular activities - which I have already listed in detail on my CV (which has been provided to them) . My question is do I just list the title of my extracurriculars or do i go into...
  21. haidarmm

    Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Board Review or Step Up to Medicine

    Hello, I just wanted to get everyone’s input on what they chose to use when going over material during their internal medicine rotation. Which of these two did you prefer? If you chose something other than the two in the title, please let me know, along with the reason why you chose the...
  22. L

    Clinical site rating

    Is there a resource somewhere which students who have previously done a rotation at a clinical site can rate it and/or give feedback on what their experience was like? I'm basically looking for a 'ratemyprofessor' for CIs and sites. Thanks!
  23. J

    Electives after graduation

    Hi all ! I applied last year for electives in several places and managed to get three electives in University Hospitals from August - October. I am graduating in June this year from med school (usually we are issued diplomas only in December or January every year). I really want to do these...
  24. shahzam1

    St. Johns Episcopal NY Core Rotations

    Has anyone completed core rotations or electives in the cores at St. Johns Episcopal? What factors do you consider when deciding where to do the cores? I am deciding between this and Prince Georges in MD, California medical Center Los Angeles, Norwalk Hospital in CT. My current thought process...
  25. P

    MD IMG Surgical Sub-I for future General Surgery Residency

    Hello everyone, By July I will be a final year Medical Student in Europe. How is a Sub-I in Plastic Surgery (with a focus on Pediatric Plastics - Craniofacial Surgery) and therefore a pretty good LoR going to help me match into General Surgery Residency? I am more interested in following a...
  26. C

    2018 - SGU Clinical Selection for Texas Residency

    My wife is currently in term 5 and is finalizing clinical rotation selections. From what I’ve read Texas has specific ACGME clinical requirements for obtaining residency in Texas. My question is how are we to choose an affiliated hospital if not ALL rotations are ACGME accredited for one single...
  27. DrLefty

    USF-Morsani PM&R Rotation

    I'm looking at USF as a potential residency location for PM&R, I'd like to do an away rotation there to try and up my chances, but I can't seem to find out if/which rotation is the best one for that. I found MEL 8359 - Intro to Physical Med & Rehab, Neurology on VSAS says that it's...
  28. C

    Stony Brook vs. Drexel

    I have recently been accepted to Stony Brook and Drexel. I'm extremely excited to get both acceptances but both of them were going through curriculum changes and I'm not sure how much of a guinea pig I want to be. Here's a summary of their changes: Drexel: They just changed from Traditional to...
  29. T

    How To Make Techs Rotate Between Various Stations Pls????

    Hi guys, I need some advice on cross training my techs. Since I started working at my pharmacy, we always had a strong tech team. Most of them have been techs for a long time. They are fast and they know how to rotate between work stations themselves. Pharmacist didnt need to assign a daily work...
  30. M

    Plastic Surgery Sub-I Tutor

    The absolute key to doing well on Plastic Surgery rotations is meeting someone who will tell you the answers to the secret questions that you are guaranteed to be asked. In plastic surgery, for every operation or problem, there are classic questions that have been passed down through the...
  31. P

    3rd/4th Year Clinical Rotation Help!

    Has anyone done 3rd/4th year clinical rotations at either Poplar Bluff, Mo or Searcy, Ar and what was your experience?
  32. Drangue

    Mt. Sinai in Chicago - Anesthesia

    I am interested in doing a rotation at Mt. Sinai and was curious if anyone had any input on the hospital there and specifically the anethesia rotation. How is the hospital and for those who know anything about the anesthesia clerkship how is that?

    Beautiful Short-Term Rental, Metro Detroit (Fully Furnished)

    Authentic mid century brick ranch, luxuriously furnished and landscaped home available for rent September 1! Step into this fully renovated, colorful 1949 gem with restored white oak hardwood floors throughout. Interior masonry and slate gas fireplace is set beside picture windows with a street...
  34. rawrsy

    MD Away rotation application problem

    Question for med students or residents: I recently applied for an away rotation program through VSAS, and they required the application be sent 30 days prior to the requested rotation dates. I sent in everything required via VSAS, however it has been a week now since the due date and I...
  35. B

    Med school rotations concern

    I am really interested in the medical field but unfortunately I don't do well with surgery. I can watch it and be fine, but just the thought of participating at all deters me. Any advice on how I could get through it?
  36. B

    Canada Rotations - Liability Insurance for international students AFMC

    Hello, I've only found very old posts about Liability Insurance. I am applying for a McGill's medical electives, but I need the LI to complete the process. Anyone has any tip/company/wheretolook about how to get that? Other then 'look in your university'- i've already done that. I am kind of...
  37. K

    Green book vs. blue book rotations

    Does anyone know if there are any inherent disadvantages (perception as less than green) for doing blue book electives. I will do enough green book to be licensed in all 50 states, but the rest blue. I want to match IM, not interested in prestigious programs (literally just want to match), am an...
  38. S

    Advice about Ophthalmology Electives

    Hi Everyone, I have seen some threads in which people provide really specific advice about residency applications, interviews, etc. Since many students applying to the match this year will be starting their away and home program ophthalmology electives soon, I wanted to try to create an...
  39. Y

    Away rotations

    So lately I have been hearing a lot of people say that one thing that you need to match on competitive residencies (like ortho) is "strong away rotations". What makes an away rotation "strong"? Also, will it have some effect if it is made at another school in my state vs if I go to another state...
  40. L

    Rent a Room / Sublet

    Hi all. Wondering if there is anyone out there in NJ within a 25 mile radius from Saddle Brook, willing to rent a room for 6 to 12 weeks. I'm going into my final year of Pharm school and have rotations set up for my first two blocks (6 weeks a piece), at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. My...