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Hi all, in the acceptance offer to the DMNB campus, it says that during Med 3 and Med 4, we'll be based at one of 5 teaching sites and that the assigned location is determined through a selection process in Med 2. The website, however, says that we rotate between the 5 teaching sites. Any DMNB students who know how clerkship works? Are you assigned to one specific location during the 2 years? Also, I'm wondering how they select who goes where? 

Thank you in advance! 

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The year that you could potentially be away from the Saint John campus is really just the 3rd year of med school, because in 4th year you travel for electives and interviews the majority of the time. You have plenty of work between now and then; so I would not worry about it too much. However, that being said, the 5 teaching sites are Saint John (Block style) and the 4 LIC sites (Fredericton, Moncton, Miramichi, and Waterville). You do not rotate between the sites; for third year you will be selected to go to one of the 5 sites and study/train at that site. You may sometimes be required to work in the community at say a family docs office or travel to a nearby hospital for different experiences. But, you are based out of that one site. As for the selection, you rank the sites in preferred order and it is lottery style (at least for now that's what it is like, could change by the time you come to this). 

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On 4/27/2019 at 12:20 PM, NotADoctor said:

The year that you could potentially be away from the Saint John campus is really just the 3rd year of med school, because in 4th year you travel for electives and interviews the majority of the time. You have plenty of work between now and then; so I would not worry about it too much. However, that being said, the 5 teaching sites are Saint John (Block style) and the 4 LIC sites (Fredericton, Moncton, Miramichi, and Waterville). You do not rotate between the sites; for third year you will be selected to go to one of the 5 sites and study/train at that site. You may sometimes be required to work in the community at say a family docs office or travel to a nearby hospital for different experiences. But, you are based out of that one site. As for the selection, you rank the sites in preferred order and it is lottery style (at least for now that's what it is like, could change by the time you come to this). 

Thank you so much for the detailed answer, I really appreciate it! :)

When you mention travelling during 4th year for electives, is that limited to those 5 sites or can students travel to other provinces for those electives? 

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1 minute ago, medschoolapp said:

Thank you so much for the detailed answer, I really appreciate it! :)

When you mention travelling during 4th year for electives, is that limited to those 5 sites or can students travel to other provinces for those electives? 

Sorry, yah electives in 4th year are typically national, some people do international electives for fun. You are travelling to the programs/schools and doing 2 week (or so) long electives. Then in the winter of 4th year you do CaRMs tour, which you are interviewing for residency spots at programs/schools. 

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12 hours ago, NotADoctor said:

Sorry, yah electives in 4th year are typically national, some people do international electives for fun. You are travelling to the programs/schools and doing 2 week (or so) long electives. Then in the winter of 4th year you do CaRMs tour, which you are interviewing for residency spots at programs/schools. 

awesome -- thank you again!! :)

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