| Originally Posted by stefnicole |
I didn't think there was much to like about KU's curriculum until I read this. Hallelujah! We do not have to write papers! We just have to memorize structures and research information. KU tries to push us all into either research or residencies. I'm pretty sure I'm going with community practice, unless something during rotations changes my mind.
Good luck on your paper. I'll be crossing my fingers!
P.S. I've got only 2 community practice rotation, they limit us to 3 out of our 9 rotations.
Hehe... yeah theres a lot I greatly dislike about our curriculum ... but this whole paper thing is more of a hatred. And in general a waste of time IMHO. hehe
We also have our reserach guru's... and have way too many professors that suck at teaching and shouldn't be professors but are because they are big wig research peeps.
They defintely push us into residencies though... I don't know how many speakers, classes, seminars its been brought up in. Yah, I think they are all good - and actually might be nice for someone like me who isn't completley ready on their own.... but the schools need to realize that residencies a) aren't for everyone and
are in limited supply -so even if we all wanted one, the system can't support it. Sorry to vent - just drives me nuts a bit - I'm ASHP liasison for the past 2 years on our campus so get to deal w/ the residency stuff a lot.
I doubt I will do one. But more because my FI probably will, so I would like to at least start earning us some money. Plus the chances of us getting residencies in the same location are extremely slim... and I don't want to live apart any more than we have to (we will be apart for both the fall and spring rotations this coming year... so yep, we get married in jan... go back to school for our paper presentatins... then he goes to brainerd and i go to mora for acute care and then move back in w/ my parents for my last rotation... haha)
As for rotations... when we picked our hubs (not sure how your system works - but our general geographical locations) they overbooked Duluth over the summer. So when my first few blocks got messed up and they needed to find me something else in Duluth... they had to be flexible with what they gave me.
So I have the general community rotation... then community based ones that count as electives because they specialize more in management, patient care/diabetes clinic, and a psych thingy.
Sorry for the hijack everyone