Did a mini-rotation in Chinle AZ, not far from Gallup. It was awesome and I learned a ton.Hey there, I was an IHS pharmacist in Gallup, NM. I'm sorry to say I've never heard of a site at San Fidel, which is weird b/c I've been to most of them. Anyhow, whatever you do- embrace this amazing opportunity! IHS is awesome and you will learn a lot from the pharmacists and the patients. Good luck, and have fun!
Hey there, I was an IHS pharmacist in Gallup, NM. I'm sorry to say I've never heard of a site at San Fidel, which is weird b/c I've been to most of them. Anyhow, whatever you do- embrace this amazing opportunity! IHS is awesome and you will learn a lot from the pharmacists and the patients. Good luck, and have fun!
Would you consider working for IHS?I did a rotation in San Fidel, NM a couple years ago, is Wil Darwin still the preceptor? I enjoyed it, stayed on reservation in the townhouses. It was nice to walk about 20 feet and be at the clinic. We did anticoag/diabetes management and general ambulatory care pharmacy stuff.
I spent most of my time exploring, chaco canyon, white sands, angelfire/taos, abq, carlsbad, santa fe. My roommate and I spent several nights driving into ABQ to the Flying Star for internet and dinner, or Grants for Wal-mart and chinese food. I miss him, he was an awesome roomie.
I just got a rotation with the IHS in New Mexico. Has anybody here been there before? Any advice on what to expect? bring?
Come on....you can not say something like that and not give the reasoning...I would love to hear it, seems like all I hear is how wonderful IHS is. I want the down and dirty.I enjoyed my rotation with IHS this previous year.
I absolutely would NOT work for the IHS however...
It was located in Browning, MTWhere was your IHS rotation?
The IHS does it's very best to recruit professionals to come and serve remote locations and indian tribes. To promote social improvement, the IHS uses what is termed as Indian preference to help local Indians excel. This is a program similar to affirmative action, only more so, such that a job can only be offered to a non-indian if: 1 no indian has applied or; 2 any indian that has applied has been found completely unsuitable for the job. The result is an institution filled with less than stellar staff.Come on....you can not say something like that and not give the reasoning...I would love to hear it, seems like all I hear is how wonderful IHS is. I want the down and dirty.
I'm bumping this thread.
It's time to think of where we're going to go for rotations, and I've given the IHS New Mexico rotation (at Crown Point) some thought. Everyone says it's a great learning experience, but is it worth all the money you put into it? I would have to drive 2000 miles to get there (though I'd probably go with someone else from my class) and I hear you spend a lot of money there exploring all the nearby places. Of course the exploring is optional, and of course I would want to do it, but someone told me to expect to spend at least $2000 on the whole experience. So is it worth it?
Also, how are the IHS Alaska rotations? And would I also expect to spend a lot of money there?
Nice. My friend said he spent $2000 (regardless that the housing is free) and other people on the rotation spent up to $8000, as there wasnt anything in the area and they went to Grand Canyon, Vegas, etc...If I didn't see such an expense with it I'd definitely go.I barely spent anything on my IHS rotation: just food when i was outside the hospital and gas money. The housing was free and the adventures were free, just had to split gas with other students. Hiking, site seeing, and fishing are cheap!