Blood, Guts, and Bones…Your ER Rotation

I must say that I have been working in the ER for 6 years now so I am a leeeeetle partial to this rotation.  My rotation was in a busy, level 1 trauma center.  It was an intense, mind blowing 6 weeks.   Stress levels run high and there is always a lot of action.  There…

The “Crease”….Your Gyn Rotation

If you’ve made through the didactic year and started rotations, chances are this may be a dreaded clinical. Prior to starting clinicals, my program hired people to allow us to practice the GU exam. I have no idea what low spot these people were in to allow 42 pelvic exams in a row, but maybe…

Slice ‘Em and Dice ‘Em: Your Surgery Rotation

My surgery rotation was at a busy hospital in Philadelphia.  I chose to do a more general surgery rotation to get a wider scope of what happens in the OR.  This included general surgery, colorectal, breast, and ortho.  My favorite was colorectal…not.  I never knew how they had to position a patient for rectal surgery,…

First Rotation

Here is a picture of the end point.  Or I guess the beginning.  Long before you get a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies you have to enter into a grueling didactic year and than an even more grueling rotation year.  Let me back up a little and let you know how I got…