Need Advice for OB Rotation

  1. Ive finished GI/GI and Psych, not to Bad. I start my OB rotation on may 10 and I have to do it in 6 weeks. Everyone At school tells me its sooo hard and ill never get thru all the reading and there is no way I can do it in 6 weeks, but that is what they put me in and the school wont change my schedule. Any advice for how to go about this. Im going today to get the material and begin reading. :stone
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Renee' Y-Y
    Just focus on nothing but OB/Gyn for those 6 weeks...I would plan on doing nothing but that for those 6 weeks...and trust me, it will fly by...then it'll be over & you won't have to worry about it again until boards. Consider it your full-time job for those 6 weeks. If you have any fun stuff you wanted to do...do it now before the semester starts.

    Don't get too freaked about what other students say...they might not be telling you the whole story...like they tried to continue having a social life during that semester & that's what made the semester so hard...starting your reading early - very commendable - mark questions in the margins as you go along so you can bring your questions to class everyday.

    I chose critical care as a specialty when I finished nursing school...but OB was by far one of my most enjoyable rotations. The clinicals are very fast paced...the day will fly by...just work your tail off & help out the nurses as much as you can...they will help you out in return.

    Best of luck!!
  4. by   Auds
    Thank you so much! I really needed those words of encouragement. I will take your advice and run with it. (well maybe no running for 6 weeks either! hee hee).. thanks again.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Remember to consider that you are a student just starting your first rotation in OB. You are not doing an advanced fellowship there. If you knew it all, why would you be a student? Know your anatomy before you start your rotation, as well as the vocabulary will give you a heads up and also impress your preceptor, then just take each day as a new learning experience. And don't forget to ask questions......................This is your learning experience, you will only get out what you put into it........................

    Good luck and please let us know how you like it.................
  6. by   Auds
    Quote from suzanne4
    Remember to consider that you are a student just starting your first rotation in OB. You are not doing an advanced fellowship there. If you knew it all, why would you be a student? Know your anatomy before you start your rotation, as well as the vocabulary will give you a heads up and also impress your preceptor, then just take each day as a new learning experience. And don't forget to ask questions......................This is your learning experience, you will only get out what you put into it........................

    Good luck and please let us know how you like it.................
    Thank you for the encouragement. I will work this next week on some anatomy (isnt it crazy how little we know about our own bodies, it still amazes me that we learn more about history in school than about our own self)

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