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  1. confusedmedicalstudent said:

    Clinical Rotations in Houston, TX

    So I talked to the school recently to rotations was informed that the quality of rotations Chicago has apparently significantly decreased, and all students are now being sent to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, TX. Have guys anything regarding this?
     
  2. PnS11 said:
    The school told you that their own rotations in Chicago have "significantly decreased in quality?" I don't think you called the same school you attend, because no one would say that about their own spots and to their own students.

    One hospital in Houston, TX is not going to house all 200+ Windsor students in rotations currently. Some rumors are out there that a student from Houston that attends Windsor has helped the school get some spots there, but that too is just a rumor. And it most certainly wouldn't be a spot for more than a few rotations and not for all Windsor students to be redirected to.

    Stick to Atlanta if you don't want Chicago. Things move faster there.
     
  3. confusedmedicalstudent said:
    Quote Originally Posted by PnS11 View Post
    The school told you that their own rotations in Chicago have "significantly decreased in quality?" I don't think you called the same school you attend, because no one would say that about their own spots and to their own students.

    One hospital in Houston, TX is not going to house all 200+ Windsor students in rotations currently. Some rumors are out there that a student from Houston that attends Windsor has helped the school get some spots there, but that too is just a rumor. And it most certainly wouldn't be a spot for more than a few rotations and not for all Windsor students to be redirected to.

    Stick to Atlanta if you don't want Chicago. Things move faster there.
    I was just as surprised to hear that as you were but it was a windsor official I spoke to. She said the school has just signed a contact with Memorial Herman hospital in Houston, and I can't speak to what areas other students are being sent, but she told me that I could begin my rotations there in the middle of october.

    I just wanted to get some insight from people who are currently in Chicago, and hopefully anyone who has done rotations through the hospital in Houston to see how their experiences were and to figure out which would be a better learning experience.

    And as a side note, I don't have a particular preference with regards to cities - I am more concerned with the quality of rotations.
     
  4. PnS11 said:
    Quote Originally Posted by confusedmedicalstudent View Post
    I was just as surprised to hear that as you were but it was a windsor official I spoke to. She said the school has just signed a contact with Memorial Herman hospital in Houston, and I can't speak to what areas other students are being sent, but she told me that I could begin my rotations there in the middle of october.

    I just wanted to get some insight from people who are currently in Chicago, and hopefully anyone who has done rotations through the hospital in Houston to see how their experiences were and to figure out which would be a better learning experience.

    And as a side note, I don't have a particular preference with regards to cities - I am more concerned with the quality of rotations.
    Well, I am not aware of students being sent to Houston right away, since this thing was rolled out recently. Supposedly. But then I am not Windsor staff, so I have nothing concrete to begin with.

    I would still recommend you stick to what works and what is known. That would be Chicago or maybe Atlanta. You will have a network with other Windsor students and even other Carib students as well (IMG connections, etc.). I think that will benefit you more than the "quality" of your rotations. Hands you shake, not the grades you make.

    I think you'll shake more hands in Chicago and the ATL/VA area than you will in Houston, because they are more IMG friendly cities. I realize Houston is the fourth most populous US city, but I'm sure you understand the IMG-friendliness part.
     
  5. confusedmedicalstudent said:
    Quote Originally Posted by PnS11 View Post
    Well, I am not aware of students being sent to Houston right away, since this thing was rolled out recently. Supposedly. But then I am not Windsor staff, so I have nothing concrete to begin with.

    I would still recommend you stick to what works and what is known. That would be Chicago or maybe Atlanta. You will have a network with other Windsor students and even other Carib students as well (IMG connections, etc.). I think that will benefit you more than the "quality" of your rotations. Hands you shake, not the grades you make.

    I think you'll shake more hands in Chicago and the ATL/VA area than you will in Houston, because they are more IMG friendly cities. I realize Houston is the fourth most populous US city, but I'm sure you understand the IMG-friendliness part.

    I completely understand the idea behind "hands you shake over you make" but I spoke to a few people doing rotations now and they agreed that the rotations in Chicago weren't great. I'm not opposed to going chicago, I am just wary of whatever I hear due the high level of misinformation that tends to float around. Could you personally recommend any sites that would be a good for someone interested surgery or emergency medicine ?

    Would it be a bad idea to do the cores in Houston then do electives at the various sites in Chicago/Va that recommended?

    Thanks for all the help!
     
  6. PnS11 said:
    Quote Originally Posted by confusedmedicalstudent View Post
    I completely understand the idea behind "hands you shake over you make" but I spoke to a few people doing rotations now and they agreed that the rotations in Chicago weren't great. I'm not opposed to going chicago, I am just wary of whatever I hear due the high level of misinformation that tends to float around. Could you personally recommend any sites that would be a good for someone interested surgery or emergency medicine ?

    Would it be a bad idea to do the cores in Houston then do electives at the various sites in Chicago/Va that recommended?

    Thanks for all the help!

    I couldn't recommend anything. What you are hearing about rotations being better in one city over another, as far as Windsor is involved, is the first piece of misinformation you are acting on. So I'd stop there and decide on a city and stick with it. I am still unfamiliar with the Houston situation, but if you believe what is said about spots being better there, then you'd look into that by asking the school or sites in Houston for more information. Chicago still has the greatest volume of students so I imagine other schools can not be stupid that they are missing out on a gold mine that only Windsor has found in Houston.

    There are Facebook groups dedicated to rotation sites in Chicago and Atlanta. I would suggest looking to those for guidance in their respective cities to see what students there think.

    Windsor students don't really have a good track record in identifying things that are "great" are scams. For most of them, cocaine is great and Windsor is a scam. So I'd question what carrot your rotation connects are dangling in front of you that is so "great" elsewhere but not in Chicago, where they most likely will continue to pay for rotation spots.

    If they move to Houston and take said rotation spots, their arguments may hold some water. Otherwise, if they're staying put, I'd argue that Chicago spots are adequate, and probably as good as they will get for an IMG from most Carib schools.
     
  7. externIMG said:
    Quote Originally Posted by PnS11 View Post
    I couldn't recommend anything. What you are hearing about rotations being better in one city over another, as far as Windsor is involved, is the first piece of misinformation you are acting on. So I'd stop there and decide on a city and stick with it. I am still unfamiliar with the Houston situation, but if you believe what is said about spots being better there, then you'd look into that by asking the school or sites in Houston for more information. Chicago still has the greatest volume of students so I imagine other schools can not be stupid that they are missing out on a gold mine that only Windsor has found in Houston.

    There are Facebook groups dedicated to rotation sites in Chicago and Atlanta. I would suggest looking to those for guidance in their respective cities to see what students there think.

    Windsor students don't really have a good track record in identifying things that are "great" are scams. For most of them, cocaine is great and Windsor is a scam. So I'd question what carrot your rotation connects are dangling in front of you that is so "great" elsewhere but not in Chicago, where they most likely will continue to pay for rotation spots.

    If they move to Houston and take said rotation spots, their arguments may hold some water. Otherwise, if they're staying put, I'd argue that Chicago spots are adequate, and probably as good as they will get for an IMG from most Carib schools.

    I am also an IMG and these days looking for hands-on externships in San Antonio area, Texas.
    I have already graduated and not associated with a medical school anymore.

    I found UTHSCSA is a big name in San Antonio area.

    I know many doctors where Caribbean students rotate at also allow IMGs.

    Can anyone refer me to such a hospital affiliated doctor/clinic.
    You can pm me if dont want to post here.

    Thanks
     
  8. hcrtsac said:
    Hey, I was also told I could start clinicals in Houston (october 13). Do you have any new info? THANKS
     
  9. hcrtsac said:
    Quote Originally Posted by hcrtsac View Post
    Hey, I was also told I could start clinicals in Houston (october 13). Do you have any new info? THANKS
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  10. PnS11 said:
    Going to use my post in another thread.



    More information has been shed on the issue and it appears that Windsor has "direct affiliation" with a hospital in Houston and one in Louisiana. And that you can do all rotations there as well.

    It's still new, so you won't have much feedback until the end of the year, but I guess it is a start.

    This was posted recently in the Atlanta rotation group. I am not a member of it but was told about it so if someone has a link of a screenshot of the post, go ahead and share it.
     
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