Preparing for your Family Medicine Rotation
Your family medicine clerkship is a rotation unlike any other in terms of the day to day experience (and, unfortunately, the final exam- more on than later). Unlike other rotations, in family medicine rotations you are paired up with a family practitioner and spend all day, every day of the rotation working right alongside her/him. Odds are you will spend more time with that attending then all other attendings of your core clerkships combined. In most schools, you are matched with physicians in surrounding rural areas and might even end up living there during the week. This is a unique opportunity to experience rural medicine.