Away rotation length: 2 wks rotation vs. 4 wks rotation

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shechem
Away rotation length: 2 wks rotation vs. 4 wks rotation

Hi guys,I am wondering how beneficial it is to have a 2 week-long rotation.  Would you still be able to get a letter from the chairman of the urology department?I would think that 2 weeks are a bit short, but am wondering what everyone else thinks.Did anyone do a 2 wk long rotation and found his or her experience positive and recommendable?Another question:How do you get to know the chairman at a urology department during away rotation well enough to get a letter??!! I would think that the amount of time spent would be minimal, and I just don't know how s/he can build relationships in such a short period of time.Does anybody wants to shed some lights on this? Thank you!! 

Edited by: nicky on 05/11/2015 - 19:51 Reason: Updated by FeedsNodeProcessor
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Can someone please shine some

Can someone please shine some light on this?

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While I didn't do a 2 week

While I didn't do a 2 week rotation, I think 4 weeks is preferable. Gives you more time to get the layout of the hospital and the program, to mesh better with the residents and attendings, and to establish yourself. True, it's not a lot of time for a Chairman to get to know you but should ask other attendings and residents about their experiences with you. They're used to this whole process, so don't sweat it. Also, don't neglect getting to know the Program Director. They're more important in the actual application process.