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Discussion in 'Internship, Residency and Fellowship Positions' started by BlueJay25, May 20, 2014.

  1. BlueJay25

    BlueJay25 MS4 2+ Year Member

    Jun 7, 2013
    Hi all,

    I am currently finishing up my 2nd year, getting ready to write Step 1.

    I am interested in a hospital where a friend of mine is currently a resident. I was originally planning to do an observership there before I start my 3rd year and also clinical rotations. I plan on doing at least one elective rotation there in my 4th year as well. I was wondering if I should do the observership now, which would be before my clinical rotation, or if it would be better to do an observership there after I've completed my rotations.

    Any advice or guidance would be appreciated, thanks!
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2016
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  3. rokshana

    rokshana Member Physician 10+ Year Member

    Sep 19, 2004
    if you are in school i don't think you CAN do an observership…but even if you could, WHY?
    just do a clerkship
  4. BlueJay25

    BlueJay25 MS4 2+ Year Member

    Jun 7, 2013
    I did an observership at the beginning of my 2nd year in general surg at a different hospital and made some great connections as well as gained a lot of clinical knowledge. I was thinking solely in terms of increases chances for residency. I thought by spending more time at the hospital it would increase my chances?

    I will definitely do a clerkship there as well, just unsure about how to plan this observership in the best way possible.

    Thanks for the response!
  5. sherruns

    sherruns Head Like Brick 7+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2007
    I would definitely do both!

    ROBINHO Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 27, 2004
    Do clerkship x2
    Observership u do get to make contacts but that is a hit or miss. The residency class may know you but attendings are unable to comment on clinical acumen If you have a month to spare and u really want to go there do a clinical clerkship.
    Observership is inferior to clerkship. If u are a student then it makes no sense to do observership
  7. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Chief Administrator Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
    hSDN Member
    This is not the appropriate forum to post your query in. This forum is designed ONLY for posting open positions not for advice.
  8. BlueJay25

    BlueJay25 MS4 2+ Year Member

    Jun 7, 2013
    My apologies, I'll make sure to post in the correct forum next time. Thanks for letting me know.
    Winged Scapula likes this.

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