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rotation picks

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by sunny9505, Jul 29, 2001.

  1. sunny9505

    sunny9505 Member
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    Jun 17, 2001
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    What have been the best and worst rotations speciaties you've been on? Is surgey usually one of the tougher ones that most people don't enjoy??
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  3. AJM

    AJM SDN Moderator
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    Jun 25, 2001
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    Surgery -- *loved* the rotation, but hated the lifestyle
    Medicine -- tons of teaching, you get to think through problems, and students are treated like they're "part of the team."
    CCU (Coronary care unit) -- by far my all-time favorite rotation. Perfect mix (for me) of evidence-based medicine, procedures, thinking through problems. The patients usually feel better when they're discharged!
    Pulmonary -- the most interesting patients I've had have been while I've been on this rotation -- they're also the sickest. Also a fair amount of procedures, and really friendly attendings who are into teaching (at least here...) It's a great rotation whether or not you're interested in IM.

    Peds (especially outpatient) -- I hate constantly having to reassure parents who are overly worried about their perfectly healthy children! The really sick children are just too depressing, and I would probably burn out by the time I'm 35.
    Ob/Gyn -- Some of the most unhappy and unfriendly physicians I have met so far.
  4. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic!
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    Apr 9, 2000
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    Many of us have answered this question in the "Rotation from Hell" thread as well as another one dealing with specialties (don't know the URL). A search might yield the latter for ya. :D

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