3: Clinical Year Is Your Transition to the Real World: Take Advantage!


“Clinical year is the year for you to make things happen and learn what you want to learn. If you want to get the most out of your rotations, treat every rotation as if you had just been hired there. Take advantage of every opportunity that interests and benefits you. Opportunities rarely just fall into your lap, so ask for them! Be assertive and network. Your rotations will be your best opportunity to make connections, so take advantage. My preceptors were incredibly helpful and went out of their way to ask their colleagues if they needed a PA. Clinical year is your transition to the real world, your future is in your own hands and it starts here–don’t take it for granted.


P.S. This year is so much more fun and relaxed than didactic year. It goes by soo fast, so enjoy it while you can! ”