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#1 PAcandidate7002

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 12:50 AM

I am very interested in setting up my own rotations.  I have rotation options in every specialty where I live. Does anyone know of a school that would allow me to set up 100% of my own rotations, instead of assigning them to me?


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#2 MT2PA

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 01:10 AM

Absolutely not.

 

There is a great deal of vetting that goes into rotations (not just willingness of a preceptor) and the school is responsible for verifying that it meets a whole list of criteria.  There is no way a program would undertake the task of doing 6-8 (or however many) for a single student.

 

Most programs usually do allow a small handful of 'self-ID' rotations but usually 1-3.  



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 01:37 AM

No.  As above, it's a good 6-8 weeks of work for lawyers and stuff to get insurance and contracts done.  

 

We were offered one self-ID with 6-month minimum lead time.  Not all were approved by both preceptor and program.


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 04:58 AM

I set up 10 of my 12 rotations which were out of state from my program in NV. They gave me 1 family med rotation I didn't want and I couldn't find my own obgyn rotation because I'm a male and preceptors prefer females for pelvics. The rest of the rotations I sourced and have since created opportunities for students after me who desire to rotate in my area (SoCal).
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Posted 31 March 2017 - 06:05 AM

It seems like I did hear about that.  I'm glad you got yours done, but let's take a look at what playing rotations loose can accomplish...

 

http://www.physician...probation-2016/


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#6 EvanBurke

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:40 AM

My nephew's high school offers both a 2 hr clinical rotations and 1 hr pharmacy tech.
Both allow him to get his pharmacy technician certification by the end of the year.



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 04:30 PM

Idaho State University is very open to allowing students to set up their rotations. I believe they would let you set up all of them but if you have questions, the office staff is very transparent and helpful.






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