Claymore

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Anyone have any recommendations for 4th year elective clerkships? I don't have too much interest in things like ophtho or pm&r but had heard these might be good ones...what do you all think? Or is it better to just do things that might help prepare me for internship?
 

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I think psychiatry is valuable, especially a consult service.
 

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Claymore said:
Anyone have any recommendations for 4th year elective clerkships? I don't have too much interest in things like ophtho or pm&r but had heard these might be good ones...what do you all think? Or is it better to just do things that might help prepare me for internship?
I'm doing a month of pain clinic right now, and it's a great refresher on spinal anatomy.
 

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depends on your schedule, at my school, we do about 12 weeks of required "family practice in disguise" rotations. But we are also required to do a surgical selective block. If your school requires a surgery rotation, I'd recommend neurosurgery, ortho with a person that does spine, or a surgical ICU month.

Of course, if you have time, audition rotations in general neurology at a place you'd like to apply to.