During your clinical years of medical school, you rotate through all of the different specialties of medicine. This means that each month you will be with a different doctor, in a different specialty, and potentially in a different hospital, setting, or even state. You learn to adapt, make new friends, and get into the swing of things pretty quickly.
When I first started out, I remember thinking that ‘as soon as you get used to a rotation…it is over!’ As the year goes on, you just get used to it. You bond with your preceptor quicker and you learn how to make friends fast. There are usually other students, nurses, assistants, or other people around.
Some rotations FLY by and you don’t want them to end. Some rotations seem to drag on and on until you realize it has only been one week. It really is a fun and unique experience that has taught me a lot more than I thought. I have learned so much about medicine, but I have also learned a lot about myself and people in general.