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  1. MDIN2009's Avatar

    MDIN2009 said:

    Talking Clinical Rotation Guide

    1. Clinical Clerkship Rotation Weeks

    Surgery 12 weeks
    Medicine (IM) 12 weeks
    Pediatrics 6 weeks
    Obstetrics / Gynecology (OBG/YN) 6 weeks
    Psychiatry 6 weeks
    FM 6 weeks

    Total Core:
    48 Weeks


    Elective Rotations: 24 Weeks


    Total 72 Weeks



    2.Important Clinical web-sites
    FREIDA
    (
    FREIDA Online is a database with over 8,200 graduate medical education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, as well as over 200 combined specialty programs.)

    All the links have been added below the hospital name to the appropriate FREIDA page.

    ACGME Electives Site (To schedule your electives.)

    State Medical Licensing RequirementsCurrent Windsor Residents

    State-specific Requirements for Initial Medical Licensure


    3. Rotations

    (This is a General list of where students have roated in the past.) you may get different rotations!!!!
    (Greenbook Hospitals require you to have PASSED the USMLE before starting rotations!)

    Chicago, Illinois
    (Great site about Everything Chicago LINK)

    Jackson Park Hospital
    (Green Book FM )


    Mercy Hospital
    (Green Book IM, OBGYN, EM,Radiology, General Surgery)

    Cook County
    (Green book Currently only PEDS)

    Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center
    (Green Book FM)

    St. Bernard Hospital

    South Shore Hospital

    Loretto Hospital

    Due the dynamic nature of sites I have decided not to list the names of the hospitals. But, I can confirm that there are Greenbook rotations for Windsor students in the states listed below. Please call the school if you would like a current list of clinical sites.
    You must be a current Windsor student to get a complete list.

    Windsor has clinical rotations in the following states besides CHI,IL :



    Virginia

    Kentucky


    Georgia


    St.Kitts


    JNF HOSPITAL
    (All rotations considered Greenbook)

    United Kingdom

    Good Hope Hospital
    (All rotations considered Greenbook)



    4. Housing

    Here are some great sites to help you find a place to live. If you have bad credit, its better to sublet or find a roommate.

    Craigslist (Best Deals)

    ROOMATES

    HousingMAPS


    RENT

    SUBLET

    HOMEFAIR
    (Neighborhood and Crime Data)


    NEIGHBORHOOD SCOUT (Neighborhood and Crime Data)


    5. Books

    There are many options here...but its best to stick to the most common sources. You want to read these books before you start the specific rotation. (Don't look like a fool) Leaving a good impression on attending and Program Directors is a sure fire way to get a great LORs. Most of these books are available in pdf format too.

    Pocket Books:(Carry in your coat)

    Maxwell Quick Medical Reference

    Pocket Medicine: The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Internal Medicine


    Bates Pocket Guide to (H&P)


    Rotation Specific Books


    Surgery : Surgical Recall

    Medicine (IM): MKSAP 4

    Pediatrics : Blueprints Pediatrics

    Obstetrics / Gynecology (OBG/YN): Blueprints Ob-Gyn

    Psychiatry:First Aid for the Psychiatry Clerkship


    Other Items


    Stethoscope
    (Stick to the Litman Brand by 3M)

    Med Length Lab coat
    (aka consultants coat)

    Epocrates Rx(A MUST to have)

    UptoDate


    Most of these items can be purchased via Ebay and Half.com, craigslist.


    6.Clinical Resources

    Rotations and Electives

    Observship vs externship vs clerkship Post

    What are greenbook rotations?

    My BLOG


    7. LOR's

    This is where you medical career starts...take clinicals seriously! Good Letter of Recommendations will help you in the MATCH. Not knowing how to do something and taking bad about your school is like shooting yourself in the foot. Work hard and read...its your time to shine.

    Value of LOR's: ACGME (Greenbook) Hospital Dept Head > ACGME Community Hospital Dept Head > NON-ACGME Hospital Dept Head > everything else.


    Remember that the school allows you to set up your own clinical; Pending that you do all the leg work yourself.

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  2. MDforLIfe said:

    Rotations experience

    Even though I have a long ways to go, can any 6th-10th semester students share at what clinical sites they had an excellent experience at? Any advice for students still on the island. What clinical rotations areas are in nice areas to live. Because I am guessing some of these hospitals are inner city hospitals.
     
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    windsorMD said:
    maybe the mod can help on this...
    do u know anyone or of anyone that has started rotations at micheal reese in chicago?
    what's their experience like?

    where do all windsor students disappear to after they leave st kitts.........
     
  4. MDIN2009's Avatar

    MDIN2009 said:
    windsorMD,

    I don't know of anyone personally. But, feel free to PM some of the other users on the Windsor forum. I have a friend doing clinical s at DePaul Medical Center .



    Quote Originally Posted by windsorMD View Post
    maybe the mod can help on this...
    do u know anyone or of anyone that has started rotations at micheal reese in chicago?
    what's their experience like?

    where do all windsor students disappear to after they leave st kitts.........
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  5. MDIN2009's Avatar

    MDIN2009 said:

    Setting your own Rotation in Texas

    *UT-Houston: Contact Jamie Munsinger at 713-500-5167 or [email protected]

    The following is the web address for the elective catalog and downloadable application with instructions and requirements:
    2007-2008 Fourth Year Elective Catalog - The University of Texas Medical School at Houston


    *Baylor College of Medicine: Contact Donna Moore at 713-798-3370 or [email protected]

    Baylor does not take Caribbean students but if you are very nice to Ms. Moore and find sponsors in the departments that you would like to attend then you can rotate through. Dept. of Anesthesia and Dept. of Neurology are two departments that are willing to let you rotate if you provide a CV that is impressive. Your grades and scores and undergraduate work count at Baylor when they evaluate you since they are a top 10 medical school.


    *UT-Southwestern: Go to the following link and follow all of the instructions as given on the web page to submit an application:

    Visiting Student Instructions
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    MDIN2009 said:

    Good Hope Hospital

    We have rotations in the U.K. now! The name of the hospital is Good Hope Hospital in Birmingham. However this is not the most economical route to doing clinicals due to the value of the pound vs the dollar. Here is a link to the web page.

    Good Hope Hospital



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  7. born2cure said:
    Is there anyone currently doing clinical rotations in depaul hospital Norfolk Va. If so I will like information on how things are done there.
     
  8. iaustudent06's Avatar

    iaustudent06 said:

    Greenbook

    So in summary, WSOM has greenbook CORE rotations in FP, IM, and Ob/Gyn through various hospitals but are missing Peds and Surgery?

    For Green Electives WSOM has Anesthesiology,
    Ophthalmology, Pediatric Anesthesiology (AN), Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine (IM), Rheumatology (IM) through AFFLIATED programs at Micheal Reese. WSOM also has Otolaryngology through DePaul Medical Center.

    EX-IAU student with 221/91 on step 1
     
  9. grobble said:
    Quote Originally Posted by iaustudent06 View Post
    For Green Electives WSOM has Anesthesiology, Ophthalmology, Pediatric Anesthesiology (AN), Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine (IM), Rheumatology (IM) through AFFLIATED programs at Micheal Reese. WSOM also has Otolaryngology through DePaul Medical Center.
    Anesthesia, Optho, peds anesthesia, rheumatology are not available through Michael Reese. Btw, the way Michael Reese IM Program is closing at the end of the academic year and all their residents have already or are finding spots at other programs for july. MRH pulled out of the match this year.
     
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    iaustudent06 said:

    Micheal Reese Hosp

    So one IM and CVS Dx rotation will be lost for Windsor (and probably others)? What happened to MRH?
    EX-IAU student with 221/91 on step 1
     
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