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Question about intern orientation

Discussion in 'Military Medicine' started by BigNavyPedsGuy, May 4, 2007.

  1. BigNavyPedsGuy

    BigNavyPedsGuy Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    So, my orientation is painfully long (2 weeks plus and extra week for PALS and NRP). I'm expecting this to be a boring series of lectures about a lot of random docuenmnts that start with BUMED, BUPERS, and NAVINST. Are my expectations correct? Or will this be a useful time?
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  3. i want out

    i want out Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2006
    haven't done a .mil intern orientation, but if its anything like every other .mil meeting that I have been to, it will be death by .ppt

    And they will most likely take 2 weeks to cover material that if concisely and thoughtfully put together would take about 2 Days.

    General rule of thumb, is that if the .mil does it in a week, it could be done effectively in one day.

    i want out
  4. wrested

    wrested 2+ Year Member

    Feb 7, 2007
    On a related note, when is our first weigh-in / PT test? (I'm USAF). Does it occur as soon as we arrive at our respective locations? If so, that could be bad...
  5. colbgw02

    colbgw02 Delightfully Tacky 10+ Year Member

    It will be boring and it will be painful. There may also be a significant amount of down time to settle other things like CACs and housing. Enjoy it. Looking back, I wish I had gone out more.
  6. navdoc47

    navdoc47 10+ Year Member

    Sep 17, 2006
    yeah it will be boring, and definitely take the time to go out and party with your classmates, cause once your first rotation starts, you'll miss the boring time of orientation. If you recently requalified on ACLS/BLS (ie recertified in May), you might be able to skip those events, which is cool (i did).
  7. BigNavyPedsGuy

    BigNavyPedsGuy Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    They specifically said that we all had to take ACLS at orientation, even if we've already had it. I took it 2 weeks ago.
  8. Jet915

    Jet915 Shi*ter's Rule 10+ Year Member

    Sep 23, 2002
    Jacksonville, NC
    Do we get weekends off for this orientation?

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