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- Jun 25, 2008
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Any thoughts on doing 2 IR aways during senior year? Does this look bad?
IMO unless you are specifically applying for DIRECT pathway positions, two IR rotations may not be as useful as doing one and the other in DR.
I did two away's in IR my senior year. I dont think it looks bad at all. The only thing you need to remember is that you need to really perform on these rotations. Not in terms of skills really as much as in constant effort. An IR rotation is a great way to network, get in with a program you want to go to etc, but it will not be a light rotation. When you are doing an away, you need to be the first one there and the last to go. Always put in the extra effort and don't complain. As long as you are willing to commit to a hard month (though fun), I would stronly advise it. Some of the connections I made during these away months I have continued via SIR meetings etc and now as the fellows and attendings have spread out I find that I have more connections for fellowship than I otherwise would have.