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How many patients should you see a day on a family med rotation? It’s my first rotation and I just finished my first week. Have been seeing patients myself since the first day, and it’s been ~4-7 patients per day in the 4-5 hours I’m at the office. Is this typical? 

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1 hour ago, EMEDPA said:

a bit slow. I think 2-3/hr with the preceptor is more typical. 

Thanks! Sorry I didn’t clarify that these were mostly encounters I did by myself haha. When I go in with my preceptor it’ll usually be more in the hour since we move a little faster if she’s with me

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2 hours ago, Mayamom said:

Can you clarify it's your first rotation and you are seeing patients independently. 

Yup first rotation and have been seeing patients independently from day 1 (to my surprise lol). I still do just observe some appointments here and there, but I’m still pretty nervous seeing patients on my own. Not sure if this is the norm for everyone 

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The first day or so for me was orientation and then I would see a patient on my own, present to my attending, and then we'd see the pt together. If we got behind, usually I would go see the next pt instead of staying to observe my attending. I can't remember how many pts I saw in a day (8-5) but it was probably something like 12-15. 

This is also what I do with my own students. Sometimes we'd see them together but I usually have them see the pt first. 

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Just now, SedRate said:

It's the best way to learn, gain confidence, and start to develop your practice style and pt rapport!

Agree. Unless someone is pretty ill from triage or by EMS report, I have students see pts first in the ER as well. 

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