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My Pediatrics Rotation 

  • Brooklyn, NY

  • Core rotations #3 - 6 weeks 

  • Services: Inpatient, ED, Clinic (2 weeks each)

    • Inpatient: ​Sign in starts at 9am followed by seeing the patient(s) and working with the attending. Afterwards at 10am, we have lecture with the main preceptor for Pediatrics until noon. 

    • ED: Same as inpatient 

    • Clinic: We are assigned to two different clinics: one clinic is attached to the hospital where we went Mon and Fri from 10a-2pm and a separate clinic was Mon, Wed, Fri in the afternoons (since the clinic times sometimes coincided with lecture, we went on days where the times didn't overlap) 

  • Lectures: Every day at 10am by the main preceptor, Neonatology in the afternoon on Tuesdays, Neurology on Wednesdays, Lectures provided by the head of the Pediatrics department from AUA in the afternoon on Thursdays and sickle cell clinic on Fridays at the outpatient clinic . Everyone presented one student lecture 

  • Tools: Stethoscope, Notebook, pen, penlight 

  • Resources: UW, NBME practice shelf exams

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Kandria Ledesma, MD

Emergency Medicine resident

NJ -> Antigua -> NY -> CA

Medicine, Running, Birds, Plants, Food, Dinos 

  • Useful Phone Apps: Epocrates (helps with drug names, indications, dosing), UptoDate (information), Core: Clerkships (helpful information for each core rotation), UW on the go

  • Overall: I recommend if you want more study time since there is a lot of free time in this rotation. I think the lectures were good and informative however this rotation lacked a variety of patients due to the department being very small. On average about 3-4 patients were seen in a few days during the time I rotated. The attending physicians were very nice and knowledgeable. 


Dino of the Month: Carnotaurus

Plant of the Month: Nepenthes Attenboroughii

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