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Army and Walter Reed and Rotations

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by DaNugget79, Aug 17, 2002.

  1. DaNugget79

    DaNugget79 Senior Member
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    Hi people,
    Heard the people aren't exactly the nicest at Reed for rotations. Great education, not the nicest of people though. Can anyone concur or vehemently deny? Also, is it true you can do as many Army rotations as you can get if you're on HPSP? I know i'll only get paid for one ADT a year, but if I can do several Army rotations, I'd be a very happy soldier. Hooah.
     
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  3. edmadison

    edmadison 1K Member
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    I have hear the same thing about Walter Reed, but it was only from one person, so I don't know how accurate it is. In terms of your second question, I have been told that you may do as many rotations as you are willing to pay for, however you may have to do them out of uniform. I could not get a straight answer on whether you can get official orders or not. There is a caveat, however. When you do ADT, you are covered for malpractice. When you do an off the books elective, you might not be. Your school needs to have a memorandum of understanding with the hospital so you are covered. It is possible that your school may already have one.

    The other item of concern is using up elective time. This is a big worry of mine. If I do a sub-I in my specialty of choice at my school and then 3-4 army electives in the same specialty, I could end up spending 16+ weeks in one area. That will compromise time for other things.

    Good luck and Hu-ah

    Ed
     
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    You can do two ADT's in a row 3rd/4th year. Anything over that is out of pocket.
     
  5. DaNugget79

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    I have family within 30 min of Reed, Madigan, and BAMC, so money wise, I'd be making a huge profit (free housing and FOOD). And my school will allow core rotations to be done with the Army. "As many as they'll let you do" is the official quote I got. All I wanted to know was whether or not doing numerous rotations is allowed by the Army, and now that I know I can, I am a happy Lt. Thanks guys.
     
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    It is fine that your school says that it is "ok", but you need to ensure that there is a memorandum of understanding between your school and the army hospital (you should actually see the document!). It's an indemnity agreement that covers you for manpractice. I asked Col. Maschette the same question about six months ago and she said this is very important because without official ADT orders, you are not on active duty and thus not covered by the Army.

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