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SCUT Work?!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ZekeMD, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. ZekeMD

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    How are applicants supposed to know how much "Scut work" a particular school is known for? I assume you'd ask current 3rd and 4th year students, but what if I don't know any :confused: ? Is there any way we could start some sort of list for schools known for a ton of scut work and those with not so much, or would that be too hard? Hopefully Rochester doesn't have much since i'm already committed to going there.
     
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  3. You can ask anyone. Some schools are know for having alot, some hardly any, but most its probably a neutral issue.

    UCLA has very little I know...
     
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    what is scut work?
     
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    is it appropriate to ask this q in an interview? what types of measures do med schools have to minimize scutt
     
  7. i don't know, we actually ended up talking about it my ucla interview and i said minimal scut is very appealing/ something i am looking for. i didn't get in though :)
     
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    Well I hear there's "good scut" (calling for consults, doing logistical stuff for intellectual challenge of patient care) and "bad scut" (wheeling around patients to the X ray, getting your in-charge coffee (INSTEAD of doing some important clinical work), doing the same thing over and over again without doing other things in a rotation).

    Sure some scut is menial, but I think as long as you learn from it it's fine, whereas if you consistently don't then it's a waste.
     
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    do med students have the opportunity to (anonymously?) evaluate or provide feedback to their superiors?
     
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    i think it's ok if you convey that you're not asking b/c you think you're above scut, but that you're concerned about it b/c you're there to learn as much as you can during clerkships.
     
  11. mosoriire

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    I asked my interviwer...And she told me that pretty much, you will do a lot of scut in this school, but it's not the bad scut, it will build your character, help you understand the inter-departmental nature of medicall care here. blah, blah, blah....

    I also asked my student interviewer....
     

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