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What are you doing with your time off?

Discussion in 'Pediatrics' started by chhsu, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. chhsu

    chhsu New Member
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    We've matched and now things are pretty much on easy street. So I was wondering what those of you with some free time are doing with this new found freedom - travel, volunteer, research, more electives, Step2CS/CK?
    Just wondering what creative plans some of you may have.

    I just finished my last ER shift yesterday and now I have 3 months of free time before residency. I'm going to sell the house, find a new place in Chicago and do some traveling with a friend for a short road trip. I am also going to see about helping out a friend who set up a medical clinic in Guatemala. In between this, I'm working on publishing a case study and will finally be able to read House of God. It better be good because I've heard too many doctors telling me I HAVE to read this book before starting residency.
     
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  3. Ginkoba4

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    If you don't mind me asking (curious 3rd year student), but what school do you go to that you have 3 months off?
     
  4. chhsu

    chhsu New Member
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    I finished the MD/PhD program at the U of Illinois Champaign/Urbana. They give us 4 months of credit for doing the PhD in our M4 year. I spent 1 of the 4 months doing a clinical research project so I have 3 months left.
     
  5. Palmetto

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    At most medical schools if you take the right rotations early in 4th year, you should have April, May, and June off. I think I'm the only guy in my class who didn't get the memo and was q4 in April. :laugh:

    Congrats again to all the newly-matched interns, and enjoy your vacations.
     

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