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Post your school's clinical rotations

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Alexander99, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. Alexander99

    Alexander99 Ghetto Fabulous
    7+ Year Member

    Sep 17, 2003
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    For those of you who know what school you'll be going to, post your school's clinical rotations/clerkships for years 3 & 4. Here's mine:


    Year 3:

    Medicine - 12 weeks
    Surgery - 12 weeks
    Pediatrics - 8 weeks
    Reproductive Medicine (OB/GYN) - 6 weeks
    Psychiatry - 6 weeks
    Neurology - 4 weeks

    Year 4:

    Inpatient Direct Patient Care - 4 weeks
    Outpatient Direct Patient Care - 4 weeks
    Primary Care - 4 weeks
    12 weeks of electives

    As a bonus, I've included two more:


    Years 3 & 4:

    Family Medicine (6 weeks)
    General Surgery/Specialty Surgery (12 weeks)
    Medicine 1 (6 weeks)
    Medicine 11 (6 weeks)
    Neurology (4 weeks)
    Obstetrics and Gynecology (6 weeks)
    Pediatrics (6 weeks)
    Psychiatry (6 weeks)
    12 weeks of selective clerkships
    16 weeks of electives

    UC Davis:

    Year 3:

    surgery (8 weeks)
    medicine (8 weeks)
    OB/Gyn (8 weeks)
    pediatrics (8 weeks)
    psychiatry (8 weeks)
    primary care (8 weeks)

    Year 4:

    32 weeks of Clinical Electives

    I'm not sure what the difference is between selective clerkships and electives for USC. Also, it's surprising that UC Davis has so many elective weeks when it's known as a primary care machine. Post away everyone. I'm interested to know what the differences will be.
  2. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping.
    10+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 2001
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    Years 3 :

    Family Medicine (6 weeks) (Taken anywhere in the US)
    General Surgery/Specialty Surgery (12 weeks) (Taken at County or associated hospitals)
    Medicine 1 (6 weeks) (County, University (private) or Huntington (a private hospital in Pasadena))
    Obstetrics and Gynecology (6 weeks) (Womans and Childrens Hospital)
    Pediatrics (6 weeks) County or Childrens Hospital in Downtown Hollywood
    Psychiatry (6 weeks) 7 locations across Los Angeles
    Free block (6 weeks) (can take elective or selective)

    Year 4

    Medicine II (6 weeks)
    Neurology (4 weeks)
    12 weeks of selective clerkships
    16 weeks of electives

    The selectives are types of medicine that you have to take. So for 4 weeks, you have to take some sort of emergency medicine. Another 4 weeks, you have to take some form of specialized internal medicine. The other 4 weeks, you have to do some form of something (like 70 selections) So for my selectives, I'm doing ER at County (aught to be amazing), Dermatology or Radiology (depending on my board scores) and I forgot what I was going to do for the third one. That will prolly be late fourth year.

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