jcfreakdavid

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From the city where our school is located to the hospital where they schedule our family rotations is about a two hour drive with traffic and about 3 dollars in unavoidable tolls. Does anyone know if there are some sort of guidelines I can present to the admin?
 

redpanda

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Unfortunately, no, but the $3 in tolls is pittling compared to the amount you would be dropping on gas to drive four hours a day. Time to find a cheap crash pad over there for the month?
 

CaptainSSO

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I would go for an extended-stay hotel...
 
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Kaustikos

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If those hospitals have residents/interns, then I'd contact them asap about living situation recommendations. Especially if they've done what you've done. Or contact med students who've done the same as you. My school offers free housing if you go to satellite locations as a requirement... sure it's almost like a dorm, but it beats having to live in a hotel/dump.

edit - I would also contact the hospitals to see if they offer housing for staff. Again, the hospital where I did my family medicine rotation offered this service not only to students but faculty working at these hospitals.
 

IlDestriero

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That's really strange. My school provided free housing as well when we did a non elective "out rotation" at another hospital.
When I did the required rural medicine month, the rural hospital put me up in a house they owned next to the hospital and stocked it with about $200 worth of food and 2 bottles of wine. A pino and a chard. Nice folks. It was a huge remodeled farm house on a working cow farm.
I had to do some other random thing in the boonies for 2 weeks. That sucked as I was living with the physician, and they were "unusual" and had a fairly small house. I drove there Monday AM and would leave Friday afternoon to drive a couple hours home. I was not weekending with the locals, that's for damned sure.
 

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From the city where our school is located to the hospital where they schedule our family rotations is about a two hour drive with traffic and about 3 dollars in unavoidable tolls. Does anyone know if there are some sort of guidelines I can present to the admin?
Housing should be provided if its a required school site. If there is any hospital work where you have to be there at some ungodly hour you do not want to be driving that every day. It's just not practical.