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Hey all, I figured some of us here can use this thread to share our externship experiences - and maybe our seniors (or graduates) can also shed some light on some of their experiences.

To get the ball rolling, what advise do you guys have to us 08'ers as we begin the wonderful adventure of clerkship. Continue reading articles? Review Lower Extremity Anatomy (if applicable)? Brush up on Antibiotics dosages?
 

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Hey all, I figured some of us here can use this thread to share our externship experiences - and maybe our seniors (or graduates) can also shed some light on some of their experiences.

To get the ball rolling, what advise do you guys have to us 08'ers as we begin the wonderful adventure of clerkship. Continue reading articles? Review Lower Extremity Anatomy (if applicable)? Brush up on Antibiotics dosages?

Read Presby, hershey's, and the Residency Review Manual. Know your classifications (the california school has a good pamphlet). Look up articles from the programs that you will be attending. Know how to admit a patient, post-op and pro-op notes, SOAP notes...
 

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Just outta cutiousity, what books and supplies did/will you guys bring with you for your out-of-town clerkships? I'm just curious because it's obviously pretty tough to get anything you forgot once you're a thousand miles away...

As a 2nd year, I haven't even started clinic yet and am pretty far from externships, so sorry if this is a dumb question. Still, it seems to me that maybe a pharmacopoeia, Pocket Podiatrics, and a PDA would be essentials for the lab coat pockets. Maybe McGlamary, LEA notes/atlas, Robbins, and Bates for the bedside to read and look up stuff in the evenings? I take it there are plenty of journals around at externships to read or print off, but do you bring a stack of your own also?

How about instruments? Is it customary to bring your whole medical bag with all the diagnostic/surg instruments to externships just as you are required to bring them to local 3rd year clinics?
 
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I'm sorry if this is redundant. I did a search and found nothing. How many externships provide housing? I read that Swedish does for jus $150. I know for optometry, some VAs are free. Is this the case ever for pod. And what do most students do when housing is on your own? Sublet with a group...as in all students who are going to be there over a 6 mo period go in on it together?
 

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I'm sorry if this is redundant. I did a search and found nothing. How many externships provide housing? I read that Swedish does for jus $150. I know for optometry, some VAs are free. Is this the case ever for pod. And what do most students do when housing is on your own? Sublet with a group...as in all students who are going to be there over a 6 mo period go in on it together?

Most programs have protocol for housing set up. While some programs actually provide housing, others have deals with extended stay hotels, apartments, residents that rent out rooms, etc.

Usually, the way it works is that once you have been accepted as a clerk, the program will send you information for your rotation with housing info included. The clerkship guide on the aacpm website usually has some housing info for each program. The link to the clerkship handbook is below.

http://www.casprcrip.org/html/clerkships/E_obtain.asp
 
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