I learned so much in this Neurology, but it was by far one of the most grueling, exhausting rotations I have taken. Part of this is primarily due to the lack of students in our block (4 total). We had patients come in everyday for appointments plus emergency transfers, so you can imagine how busy it can get. I definitely don’t recommend taking this rotation right before NAVLE examination (National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners), but do take it some time before taking the exam.
Here’s what other people had to say about it!
(What was Orientation Day like?)
-We had a lot of cases already the first day, so we got to work at 10AM.
(Average Daily hours on duty?)
7:30-6+ (usually got done by 6:30-7:00 pm)
(What is the attire? When do you change into scrubs?)
-wear nice clothes and a white coat. Bring clean scrubs to change into if needed
(What do doctors/residents/techs constantly harp on?)
-KNOW where to localize the lesion. You will get a lot of practice.
(What are some struggles to watch out for?)
-Take care of your back. You have to bend over and pick up patients a lot in this rotation. Bend your knees!
(Words of encouragement)
-Once you are comfortable with localizing the lesion, you are more comfortable with tackling a case.
-It’s usually the same process. MRI, +/-surgery, NSAIDs, and cage rest 😛 Of course there is more to this, but you begin to see patterns.
(Difficulty Level (1-3)? 1= It’s a breeze/ 3= really difficult workload)
Proverbs 3:26 “for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.”