Well, we actually have rotations starting our first year here. I'm still unclear as to the extent of what we will be doing. It sounds like a lot of observation and a lot of technique/skill development in our clinical skills lab, but I know we have some hospital rotations, too.
Does anyone have any advice for a first year that will probably feel like she's in the way of 3rd/4th years and clinicians/residents?
I don't know your school, but I would guess those aren't "real" rotations. We had "mini rotations" at UMN, but they were basically jut going in and observing. There was no true case responsibility. It's very different than fourth year. You don't need any advice; just show up and do whatever you're told to do and try and get something out of the experience.