If you are set for your application cycle, then what you do the rest of the year is largely irrelevant toward residency.Got 2 from my first rotation 4th year. So I'm done in that regard.
Applying IM, so other than my subi I don't give any ****s anymore.
There's really no reason radiology shouldn't be a required rotation. Unfortunately, that's not the case at most schools.If you are set for your application cycle, then what you do the rest of the year is largely irrelevant toward residency.
I encourage our MS4s to do interesting rotations about things that they won't have a chance to see once they hit residency or things that they think might be useful peripherally. For example, there is no excuse for a 4th year medical student to not be able to read basic chest and abdominal xrays. One month reading films on either an elective or established radiology rotation will help, a lot. There is no substitute for reading a couple hundred xrays consecutively either with a rads resident or attending. I also tell people going into vascular surgery to do cardiology, general IM, nephrology, pulmonology, etc. if they have a chance and the rotations have reasonable reviews. 4th year you have few expectations and even less responsibility. It is a golden opportunity to actually learn some practical medicine.
Agreed.There's really no reason radiology shouldn't be a required rotation. Unfortunately, that's not the case at most schools.
you have no freaking idea what you're talking about. anyone doing a specialty that pretty much requires 1-2 away rotations havent taken step 2. derm, ent, plastics, uro, rad onc. all these applicants in competitive specialties must be doing it wrong..That's end of third year. If you are taking it more than a month or two into 4th year you're doing it wrong.