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Is there a way I can find out how many procedures I will
be able to perform during a rotation during my M3 or M4
Program Director 1 Response
Your school is required by the Liaison Committee on Medical
Education (LCME) to track the procedures. They have the data.
Program Director 2 Response
If you are interested in maximizing the procedures you perform
during a rotation, ensure that you show your enthusiasm and
interest not only in doing procedures but in the rotation in
general. An attending or resident is much more likely to involve
you in a procedure if they feel that you are a great student who is
genuinely interested in learning. Become familiar with the
procedures, including indications, contraindications, risks,
complications, and result interpretation so that you are ready when
the opportunity arises. Finally it may be better to choose the
rotation in the latter half of the academic year, when residents
have had enough time to become proficient at common procedures and
are more likely to allow you to attempt them.
Program Director 3 Response
I think asking students who recently completed the rotation is as
accurate as any approach. Although if you only ask one or two you
may hear about a particularly "hot" or "cold" month. Aggressive
students usually end up with more procedures than those who take a
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