Hello. Need some advice on choosing a hospital for extern rotations. Specifically, I am hoping that some of you in MI will be able to help. Maybe some MSU-COMer's out there. Well, from what I have heard, the "inner-city", smaller hospitals (Detroit Riverview & Riverside, Oakland)in Detroit allow students to be more independent and actually do many more procedures, etc. Whereas at some of the more "suburban", middle class hospitals, you are more likely to coat-tail and observe. I was told if you go to a larger, and upper/middle class hospital there are so many residents/interns that students rarely get to function independently. Yet, at a smaller, rural or inner city hospital the student-extern may be assigned to 2-3 pts and be responsible for managing their care (writing notes, orders, etc.). Anyone have any thoughts on that. Maybe someone could give some 1st hand knowledge on "Genesys" or "Garden City", "Botsford", VS. "Riverview" and "Riverside"??