“Here, you can go see this patient,” my preceptor said as she handed me a patient’s chart. It was the second day of my first clinical rotation, family medicine. Thanks to COVID-19, I had spent the last four months barely talking to people or leaving my apartment, let alone examining a patient. I wasn’t sure if I even remembered how to use my stethoscope.
It’s one of the biggest questions PA students have as they approach their didactic year: What rotations should I choose for my elective rotations?