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allopathic rotation sites?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by seabreeze811, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. seabreeze811

    seabreeze811 10+ Year Member

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    Sorry for asking such a dumb question, but I was wondering if DO medical students are allowed to choose allopathic hospital sites during their clerkship years?
     
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  3. WestcoastMedicine

    WestcoastMedicine Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    At pcom atleast, you have to do your core rotations at affiliated hospitals. Those you are side by side. For your electives you can go anywhere you want and if they aren't a huge teaching hospital you may be the only student on that service for that time period. So yeah, you are side by side so you can show all those MDs how smart you are and can come to the rescue for their musculoskeletal complaints making them regret their decision to attend an allopathic institution, ok so maybe that won't happen, but its worth a shot.
     
  4. Toohotinvegas33

    Toohotinvegas33 Currently Glasgow 3 7+ Year Member

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    I know at DMU they have ST. Vincent in OH that is also a teaching hospital for neoucom. I also think some students rotate, at least for 4th year at Iowa methodist which is an affiliat eof U of Iowa
     
  5. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

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    If we werent allowed to do clerkships at allopathic hospitals then you would have thousands of DO students rotating at 2 dozen hospitals.
     
  6. luckystar

    luckystar pooped 7+ Year Member

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    You should be able to do your electives anywhere you want as long as they meet certain requirements for your own school. Be prepared to do all of your own paperwork and to allow plenty of time for scheduling, and think of a backup plan in case they happen to be denied or cancelled with short notice.
     

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