Although we have just begun our 3rd year, your class officers are already hard at work. Thus far, we have had a luncheon with Dean Scandalis where we discussed some of our comments and suggestions with regard to the pre-clinical years’ curriculum. In addition, we discussed some of our plans for our last two years […]
What draws most potential medical students to NYCOM is the range of clinical sites our school has to offer. With rotations ranging in setting from inner city hospitals in the Bronx and Brooklyn, to posh suburban hospitals in Manhasset and Southampton, to rural settings in Upstate New York, the NYCOM student truly has the opportunity to “try on” medicine in different settings. The downside of this myriad of hospitals is that structured learning is piecemeal and often lost in the midst of learning different computer systems, hospital layouts, and medical teams. Further complicating matters, some hospitals offer more structured didactics than others, so obtaining a consistently beneficial learning experience can be difficult. In my four years at NYCOM, I have seen what works for my peers and what does not. Below are seven tips I have either observed or been frankly told by attendings, residents, and other successful students. There is no panacea, but I have seen these tips not only help a students get good grades on evaluations, but also help students leave a rotation satisfied they have become a better future doctor.
Confidential mental health and professional counseling is available to all NYITCOM students to assist them in coping with the stresses of medical school. Counseling services are available through the NYITCOM Academic Health Care Center and the NYIT Counseling and Wellness Center. A. NYITCOM’s Academic Health Care Center provides mental health counseling services. Students can schedule […]
By: 2nd Lieutenant Robert R. Gerard, USAF I’ll never forget the feeling in my soul that summer day in 2007. I was still an undergrad touring Western Europe for a month long study abroad. The program had us visiting World War II monuments and battlefields from London to East Berlin and everywhere in between. This […]
By: 2nd Lieutenant Zachary Smith, USAR While San Antonio, TX was breaking records for the most consecutive days over 100 degrees, hundreds of eager medical students were learning how to integrate themselves not only as successful military doctors but also as officers in the U.S. Army. Three weeks spent on base, and three weeks spent […]
By: Ensign Eric Koch, USN This past summer, I spent five weeks in Newport, RI for the Officer Development School (ODS). While at ODS, I learned about the Navy and also learned some valuable leadership skills that will be useful as an officer. Another great aspect of training was the ability to meet other students […]