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mozart_fan

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I'm not a medical student...but i was just wondering...what is a day at medical school like. About how many hours do classes last?
:rolleyes: :confused:
 
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Third Year Pediatric Rotation: (Ward Month)

8:00 to 9:00 AM Morning Report. (Case presentation and discussion.)

9:00 to 10:30 AM: See assigned patients, write daily progress note, follow-up on labs, CTs, etc. (usually two or three patients)

10:30AM to 12:00: Round with Attending and entire team.

12:00 to 1:00 PM: Noon conference. Usually a lecture on some pediatric topic. Grand Rounds on Thursday.

1:00 to 2:30 PM: Follow-up on patients from morning. Check out with resident and casually slime out of there if possible. No sense hanging around if not required.


Pediatrics has been one of the most benign rotations yet.
 

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Lets see I woke up at 11 today(saturday) and i jsut got home from school which is 3:19 am, and im gonna read for one more hour in my bed. Hmmm... great life right
 
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Typical day on general surgery service:

0430 - Pre-round on patients
0615 - Meet with surgery team for ICU rounds
0645 - General surgery rounds with team over breakfast
0715 - Scrub into surgery cases
1630 - Afternoon conference
1730 - Check up on patients' labs, images, etc.
1830 - Sign-out rounds
 

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Panda....I wish I'd gotten to do MY pedi rotation where YOU are! Egads!

I got there at 5:30-6, saw pts and wrote notes, then presented to the residents. At 7, we had morning report, and at 8, we had attending rounds. Those usually lasted like...oh, 3-4 hours. Then from 12-2, we had class, then 2-4, we had to see the patients again and F/U on everything before we rounded AGAIN. Usually got home between 6 and 7.

Anyway, to answer the OP's question, it depends on your school.

at UTMB,

1st year: class 8-12 unless it was anatomy, then 8-2.
2nd year: class 1-5.
3rd/4th year: really really really depends.

Star
 

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At UMSM,

1st Year - class 9-2 or 3, unless it's an Anatomy day, in which class goes till 5. Most people arrive for the 10 or 11 AM lecture.

2nd Year - class 9-12. Most people arrive for the 11 Am lecture, or come at 12 just to pick up the morning's notes.

3rd Year - ask me in June.

4th Year - no idea :)
 
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life at UGMS.

8 AM - 5 PM LECTURES AND PRACTICAL SESSIONS.
A 30 min break at 10.30 and an hours break at 1.00
The rest is all consuming.

That sums up a good first year OR the hell year in basic sciences.
Lay to that
 

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First Year:

Class 9-12

except for anatomy, 8-12

Lab 1x/week for histology or anatomy

:oops: not much class time

Still, third year will be early wake up, especially for commuters.. o_O
 

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dude, those girls were hott!

(Especially that steph character!)
 

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Well, I'm a second year. Michigan State does PBL...so I have that M/W/F.

So....

Monday:
PBL 8-10

Tuesday:
Lectures 8-12

Wednesdays:
PBL 8-10
Health Policy Small Group 10-12
Clinical Skills: 1-5 (almost every week)

Thursdays:
Lectures 8-12

Fridays:
PBL 8-10


Third year..who knows..ask me in July

Mossjoh
 

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4th year here...

On the usual schoolday, I wake up at about noon, go to clinic at 1:30 p.m., leave at 4:30 p.m. Happy hour starts at 5:00 p.m. I get home around three in the morning.
 
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Originally posted by Starflyr
Panda....I wish I'd gotten to do MY pedi rotation where YOU are! Egads!

I got there at 5:30-6, saw pts and wrote notes, then presented to the residents. At 7, we had morning report, and at 8, we had attending rounds. Those usually lasted like...oh, 3-4 hours. Then from 12-2, we had class, then 2-4, we had to see the patients again and F/U on everything before we rounded AGAIN. Usually got home between 6 and 7.

Anyway, to answer the OP's question, it depends on your school.

at UTMB,

1st year: class 8-12 unless it was anatomy, then 8-2.
2nd year: class 1-5.
3rd/4th year: really really really depends.

Star

My group did surgery, OB-Gyn, and medicine first. Those were tough rotations. But now, since all we have left is Psych and "Surgical Subspecialties (1 easy week each of HEENT, urology, ortho, and opthamology) we are seriously living off the fat of the land. (Plus I have all of March off as a vacation block.)

I guess I could stay past 2:30 if I really wanted to. But I don't really like pediatrics and as I am somewhat burned out from our previous rotations I slack off to the greatest extent allowable by both law and decorum. I literally slime out every day. I "check out" but don't wait around to be formally dismissed or ask if "there's anything else I can do." I just sort of disappear, leaving nothing behind but the smell of cheap after-shave.

I don't believe for one minute that we are even remotely essential to patient care. We don't even do any scut work because most things are computerized and do not require a "fetcher" so I get the feelingthat the residents don't really care if we stay or go.

Hey, I thought peds was supposed to be an easy rotation. Maybe that's not the case everywhere especially at schools which have a national reputation for pediatrics which we do not.

I've also noticed that pediatric Attendings, Residents, and Interns are a whole lot nicer then their counterparts in other specialties.
 

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1st year: 8:30-12:30 class, semi-optional class 1:30-2:30
study for ~2 hours a day outside of class (this is avg - more like 0 hours during first half of a block, 4 hours during 2nd half)

2nd year: 8:30-12:30 class, semi-optional class 1:30-~3
study for ~3.5 hours a day outside of class (more like 0 hours during first half of a block, 7 hours during 2nd half)

3rd year: anywhere from 4:30am-7pm at its worst (well, plus call) to 8:30am-4:30pm at its best... avg maybe 6:30am-5pm
study whenever you can and you aren't passed out in your bed

4th year: wild fluctuations... 5:15am-5:30pm plus call every 4th night for sub-internships but mostly 8:30am-5pm/no call on electives (occasionally 8:30am-12:30 pm on a good day!)... electives are about 3/4 of the year
study whenever you feel like it unless you still need to take step 2 of the boards

4th year is the best :p
3rd year is the most physically exhausting :sleep:
2nd year is the most mind-numbing with sheer volume of material :confused:
1st year is the most disorienting and at times nerve-wracking :scared:

bpkurtz
 

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4th year is the best
3rd year is the most physically exhausting
2nd year is the most mind-numbing with sheer volume of material
1st year is the most disorienting and at times nerve-wracking

bpkurtz


--so far that sounds about right ...
 

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