question about TUSPM clinicals

Discussion in 'Pre-Podiatry Students' started by utswim531, Apr 5, 2012.

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  1. utswim531


    May 13, 2011
    Hi all.

    I was hoping to get some clarification about when exactly clinical rotations start for TUSPM students. I heard as early as your 2nd year (towards the end, or during the summer between your 2nd and 3rd year). I looked on the schools website, and it says you start clinical rotations during your 3rd and 4th years.

    Thank you all for your help! Good luck to those who are in the application process! Chin up, you'll get there!
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  3. arez10

    arez10 7+ Year Member

    May 3, 2008
    Clinical rotations begin early June, starting your third year (2nd year ends in April).
  4. utswim531


    May 13, 2011
    Thanks so much for the information. Helps out a lot. The rotations that you guys do, are they the same as clerkships that are listed in the cirriculum? How many clerkships are offered fot TUSPM students?

    Thank again for all your help!
  5. AttackNME

    AttackNME Podiatrist 10+ Year Member

    Feb 22, 2007
    Beginning 3rd year, you go on rotations every month until you graduate. In those 2 final years at TUSPM, you will complete 5 hospital externship months of your choice (which requires an application process), 1 internal medicine month (choice based on lottery), 2 medicine months (option of neuro, vascular, ortho, infectious disease, internal medicine, cardiac, again choice depends on lottery), 1 office clerkship month (work/shadow a podiatrist in his office), 2 vacation months, and the rest of the months are spent at the Temple Foot and Ankle clinic. During the first 6 months of your 3rd year, it'll be spent in Philly at Temple or affiliated places, and 4th year students will be helping you out. When you have completed several medical months and your basic clinic rotations and finally become a 4th year, that's when you do your 5 hospital months. As a 4th year, you are assigned a few months to be back at the clinic where you will then help the incoming 3rd years.

    Personally I think the system is great, obviously there are things that could be better but as it stands I feel confidant that I will be well trained and a competent applicant once residency interviews comes along.

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