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Western 3rd/4th years

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by JamesBond15, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. JamesBond15

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    A question about the 3rd and 4th years at Western. I heard from some Western alumni that the school sort of "abandons" students during the 3rd/4th years. Has that changed? Can anyone give any experiences about scheduling their 3rd/4th year rotations?

    Also, where can I find a information about which hospitals students rotate through. Not just the affiliated hospitals, but specifics such as Internal Medicine at blah blah, Family Medicine at blah blah...

    Thanks a lot!
     
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  3. TUNCOM

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    I have several friends at the school that I met as a premed on the interview trail as well as on rotations and still keep in touch with. They ALL have said the same thing about abdonment. They said 2 people are in charge of the entire 3rd and 4th year rotations and basically any requests go to the bottom of a pile and get read after you graduate. That sucks since they're still paying over $42,000 in tuition :thumbdown:
     
  4. somewhiteguy41

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    I'm a current 4th year and this is far from the case now. During the third year we came back to campus every 3 months and took shelf exams, saw SP's (prep for the step2 PE exam) and had didactics. In the 4th year, they make you do a series of projects: case presentations, patient logs, CME's, and some buisness course. To be honest, at this point in the year a little abandonment would be nice. any more qs feel free to pm me
     

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