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- Jan 1, 2005
Does anyone know where a list of pedo externships can be found and if you can do it as a second year.
kdsdds said:Sounds like you have a great summer planned out...just out of curiousity, for your month in DC, are you going to be treating patients?
My school has nothing for 2nd years and I have emailed about 10 schools so far that say the say thing. Are you a second year by any chance?DcS said:Try to go through your school. UNC has a lot of them set up and we go through our school...I will be going to Children's National in DC for a month this summer and then to a rural one in NC (where I will have my own operatory, assistant and see a full roster of pedo pts for 1 month!).
For liability reasons most residencies won't let you do much, if any, treatment. It will pretty much be shadowing. It would be a good idea to spend a few days at programs you may be interested in to get your face known and get a feel for the program, but don't plan a few weeks trip cause you'll be dissapointed. There may be a few out there that let you work, but your best interest is to find something that is associated with your school.DcS said:Not that I know of...the new residents will have just gotten there so I think we will be tagging along w/ them to lectures, presentations, treatment etc. Not sure if we actually will pick up a handpiece or not.
When I did the pedo van externship with Mink between 3rd and 4th year a 1st year came along to assist. If you haven't already asked him, I would try to go. Great experience even if all you are doing is sucking spit.KY2007 said:My school has nothing for 2nd years and I have emailed about 10 schools so far that say the say thing. Are you a second year by any chance?