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C&A Fellows - how long was your orientation?


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10+ Year Member
Sep 10, 2010
New York, NY
  1. Resident [Any Field]
Hello all --

planning ahead here for this coming cycle, but Covid has really wreaked havoc with some plans for this year. I'm in the position where I'll probably have to take annual (vacation) leave at the beginning of June 2021. However I was just reminded that since I am applying to C&A fellowships, I will also have to allot time at the end of the month in order to move and start orientation. This leaves me having to make sure I complete enough days of the June 2021 rotation I'll be in in order to receive credit for the rotation; I think we can only miss 10 total.

The last two weeks of June comprise 8 weekdays (academic days the way we count them). Assuage my fears or add to them: Is it likely that C&A orientation is going to require the last two weeks of June off, or is it less than that? I realize this is likely highly program-specific so I'm just asking for personal experience.


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2+ Year Member
Oct 19, 2016
  1. Fellow [Any Field]
For my fellowship, I started July 7 and had 2 days of orientation that week. I've noticed that most fellowships understand that you're completing a residency and don't schedule anything before July 1. If you want to be sure, you can always email the program coordinator from places you're interested in and double check.
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