With only three days left before graduation, I received my schedule for intern (PGY1) year. Interns start their rotations on the 1st of every month and leave on the last day of that month.
|July 2013||VA Nephrology|
|September 2013||St. Luke’s Hematology/Oncology|
|October 2013||Ben Taub General Medicine|
|November 2013||St. Luke’s Cardiology|
|December 2013||St. Luke’s Pulmonary|
|February 2014||Ben Taub Medical ICU|
|April 2014||VA General Medicine|
|May 2014||BT Emergency Room|
The gaps during the year (August, January, March, June) will be filled with anesthesia-related rotations like ENT clinic, transfusion medicine, and general anesthesia.
I also know my vacation times: September 16th – September 22nd and March 10th – March 16th. I’ll also get a holiday break for Thanksgiving from November 27th – November 30th.
While all my fellow anesthesia interns have to rotate through the same rotations, I just wish I had a general medicine month to kick things off in July. I found that as a medical student, I learned a LOT starting on my core internal medicine rotation with regards to orders, consults, patient care, the breadth of cases, etc. Oh well, the renal service will definitely be a learning experience. I know most of us have two kidneys. And they’re important. 🙂