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Hey there-
For all you MS-2's out there, have you received your schedule for next year yet? We are still waiting on ours, wondering if anyone else still didn't know...

Is there a standard time that most schools tend to give out their 3rd/4th year rotation schedules? I think ours is one of the latest and it is becoming a pain.

One other question...what day do your rotations begin this year?

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we got ours a couple of weeks ago.

mine is:

medicine---neuro/psych-surgery----christmas break----peds---ob---ambulatory/geriatrics----family med.
 

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we start rotations on april 26th.

I have two months of each of the following:

1. Psych/Neuro
2. Peds
3. Family
4. Surgery
5. Medicine
6. Ob/Gyn

We found out a little more than a month ago, I think.
 

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We haven't even turned in our rankings yet (they give us a list of 24 pathways, we rank them all from favorite to least favorite, and then it goes into a lottery system). We turn it in by April 1 and find out the results shortly after. Third year starts July 1 for us.
 

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We got ours a couple of weeks ago:
1. Surgery (ENT, Plastics, Gen, Trauma/ICU)-12 weeks
2. OB- 6 weeks
3. Psych- 6 weeks
4. Peds- 6 weeks
5. FP- 6 weeks
6. Medicine- 12 weeks

I have mixed feelings about not having a Neuro rotation. On one hand, I want the learning experience, but on the other I almost don't care because I think I would be miserable if I had to spend 3 weeks doing complete Neuro exams everyday and discussing some obscure conditions and then not being able to treat the patient anyway.

I do get to spend 4 wks in BFE, Nevada in my rural rotation during 4th year. Should be fun. Hopefully I wont get a small town with a whorehouse- diagnosing vag-itch for 4wks wouldn't be fun.

Hope everyone gets what they want.
 

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Originally posted by souljah1
we start rotations on april 26th.

I have two months of each of the following:

1. Psych/Neuro
2. Peds
3. Family
4. Surgery
5. Medicine
6. Ob/Gyn

We found out a little more than a month ago, I think.
Hey souljah-
Are you doing anything in Fresno? An old roommate of mine just got back from doing his time and was quite happy to be back in San Francisco after spending 6 months there.
 

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Nope,

I'm in the city for everything. I have psych/neuro at the VA, which I think has the opportunity of being very interesting (especially if we're seeing any military personnel who are coming back from Iraq will PTSD, amputation associated psych issues, etc). I doubt I'll see much of that, but I think veteran's psych issues can be really interesting. i have peds at Moffit. lots of bread and butter, but even more zebras. Family med in the city. Surgery at CPMC (no on-call..ahh yeah). Med at the General. I'm already excited about that. Ob/Gyn at the General as well.

Fresno isn' t my thing. Lots of classmates wanted to (and are) going down there, but I'd rather take advantage of SF's hospitals and faculty. In addition, I don't really like Fresno all that much. I'm all settled in the city.
 

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we (NYCOM) just got ours two days ago. our rotations begin right after independence day--july 6th to be exact. here's my order:
1. Peds
2. FP
3. Psych
4. OB-GYN
5. Surg
6. Medicine

When do you get yours?
 

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Originally posted by souljah1
Med at the General. I'm already excited about that.
Yeah my friend had it there as well. He got worked pretty good and I think they ended up breaking him by the end. Didn't sound like our medicine rotation at all, which I am grateful for.
 

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Hey Claymore,

I am an MS1 at ccom...and i was just curious about your rotation schedule. they dont seem to tell us anything (and i guess you dont even know!). but once you do find out, what is your schedule like. is there any time that you can take some time off so you can well, get married? i just am curious about the flexibility of the ccom schedule in terms of the summer at the end of 3rd year.

Thanks!
 

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Originally posted by UCSFFreak
Yeah my friend had it there as well. He got worked pretty good and I think they ended up breaking him by the end. Didn't sound like our medicine rotation at all, which I am grateful for.
I was actually truly honest about my excitement. For me, I think learning medicine at sfgh is an amazing opportunity. Most of my friends who have done medicine clerkships or subI's there have come out of it saying they learned a ton and got to do quite a bit. Yes, you work hard, but the esprit de corpes there is great. Your friend is one of the few who had a negative experience (atleast compared to the many people I've spoken with). I don't working my ass off if I am learning a lot and playing a role in patient care.

Good luck with all of your rotations.
 

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I basically got what I was hoping for:

1. OBGyn
2. Peds
3. Medicine (2 blocks)
4. Surgery (2 blocks)
5. Psych
6. Family

Pretty exciting to think about, though I don't feel ready for it at all yet! :eek:
 

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My school randomly assigns everyone, then we're allowed to switch with classmates. I've got:

Peds (6 wks)
Medicine (8 wks)
Psych (4 wks)
Family (4 wks)
Surgery (8 wks)
Elective (4 wks)
ObGyn (6 wks)

I'm inclined to keep what I got. Doesn't really matter what I have last, since I'll have a year after this is all done to figure out what I really want to do (we do rotations 2nd year, research 3rd year . . . weird Duke curriculum)

I'm interested in medicine, wholly disinterested in surgery. Knowing that, do you think there's anything wrong with my schedule? Anyone seeing something I'm not? I know doing medicine first is supposed to be bad, but having it second is okay, right????
 

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Originally posted by banannie
I'm interested in medicine, wholly disinterested in surgery. Knowing that, do you think there's anything wrong with my schedule? Anyone seeing something I'm not? I know doing medicine first is supposed to be bad, but having it second is okay, right????
Even if you're interested in medicine, I think it's critical to do it early on. Afterall, it is really the core of what we do as doctors. (This from a future surgeon.) If your school uses the NMBE self exams, many of them are much easier if you've had medicine. If you're really nurvous about not doing well once you get to the wards then you should be just fine having peds first to get your feet wet. I've leave your schedule as planned. And yes, you can honor medicine even if it IS your first rotation!
 

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banannie said:
I'm interested in medicine, wholly disinterested in surgery. Knowing that, do you think there's anything wrong with my schedule? Anyone seeing something I'm not? I know doing medicine first is supposed to be bad, but having it second is okay, right????
Don't rule out surgery... before starting clinics, I thought I would hate surgery, but actually loved it during the rotation.

As for when to do medicine, Dr. Desai has some great advice:

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?p=557601#post557601

I took medicine first and highly regretted it. The hardest part of being a 3rd yr med student was knowing what was important (eg: a decline in Hgb from 12.5 to 12.3 to 12.1 over three days is most likely highly highly insignificant--I had a student once bring this Hgb trend up during attending rounds b/c he just didn't know... the residents were forgiving, but the attending was not). Knowing what is important takes a lot of experience, and you should "practice" on rotations you most likely will not go into.

That being said, I think peds is a good first rotation because it is rigorous enough (but not too much as in IM), and peds attendings/residents are usually very nice and forgiving.