I'm going to start APPE rotations next month and am concerned how my preceptors will feel when I need to go to a doctor's appointment. How is that viewed? I do have RA and need regular check ups and blood work, as well as a heart murmur. I am estimating that in half of my rotations there will be one day I will have to leave early for a doctor's appointment. I've made it a point to schedule these appointments at the last available time, but I don't know how leaving early will be perceived. I really want to make a good impression, and don't want to be thought of as weak or incapable of doing everything I am supposed to be doing; however part of that is taking care of myself which is why I need to attend these appointments. Please let me know your thoughts, thanks.