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Away Rotation

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by Grohaila, Jun 5, 2002.

  1. Grohaila

    Grohaila Junior Member
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    May 31, 2002
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    Wha is an away rotation, and how does one get one?
    Sorry if this was answered, "Search" funtion is down AFAIK.
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  3. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic!
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    Apr 9, 2000
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    Attending Physician
    An "away" rotation is doing a clinical clerkship (usually during 4th/final year) at a school other than your own. They are often used as "auditions" - ie, doing a rotation at a program you think you might want to do a residency at in an effort to learn more about the program and to strut your stuff and impress the faculty there.

    If you wanted to do an away rotation, most schools have information on-line about visiting electives. You simply apply, following whatever requirements they have (ie, generally you must be in good academic standing at your home school, must pay for your own housing although some places have housing available free or at nominal cost, must have health insurance and malpractice insurance [some visiting schools provide this], etc.). The preferred time to do away rotations is during the early 4th year in order to obtain a letter of rec for the residency match. Others do away rotations in resort locations during the spring of their 4th year to have a little fun before residency starts.

    Hope this helps.

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