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Preparing for Your Family Medicine Rotation

Posted by Van Krueger on Nov 4, 2015 1:54:46 PM

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. 

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Topics: Clinical Rotations, Clerkships, Family Medicine

10 Tips for making the most of your surgery clerkship

Posted by Van Krueger on Jun 25, 2015 12:00:00 PM

No matter what field you want to go into, you have to complete a surgery rotation.  And it can be the most painful experience of your life, or you can learn from it.  So no matter your future career, it’s worth making the best of it.  It will be more tolerable, even enjoyable, and you’ll learn more.

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Topics: Medical Education, Clinical Rotations

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