Health & Medical
US Platform Offers Med Students Shadowing Observerships And Clinical Clerkships Just because the pandemic continues doesn’t mean that your educational needs have stopped. That’s why Find A Rotation has developed their new online marketplace for clinical placements. Finding your perfect preceptor or student match has never been easier! Find A Rotation, a new crowdsourcing organization based in Florida, have launched their new collaborative platform for shadowing, observerships and clinical clerkships for American medical students and professionals. The announcement coincides with the ongoing global pandemic, which in March 2020 led to the Association of American Medical Colleges providing guidelines which suggested that medical schools should pause clinical rotations for medical students. Lamentably, one year on, the shortage of volunteering and physician shadowing opportunities persists and many medical and healthcare students in 2021 are still comparably behind preceding peers in terms of practical experience and learning. As such, Find A Rotation wants to revolutionize the medical student placement system in the same way that other collaborative and online crowdsourced platforms such as Uber and AirBnB revolutionized the rideshare and travel accommodation industries respectively. Accordingly, Find A Rotation have developed a platform in which preceptors and students can be simply and efficiently matched. Students seeking placement opportunities can easily register for the platform and then you just navigate a user-friendly search function determining location, specialty and more. The platform also features transparent details on the price range of prospective preceptors. For these prospective preceptors, you simply need to register your site, set your preferences regarding students and your compensation rate, and wait for the platform to connect you with appropriate students. Find A Rotation is a unique initiative that seeks to provide autonomy to both premed students and medical practitioners who face, in this pandemic era, greater levels of prohibitive bureaucracy and red tape. Different to more traditional rotation agencies they do not place controls over rotations nor charge excessive fees. They are also now offering referral rewards to both students and preceptors who recommend colleagues to the platform. A spokesperson said of the new platform, “Find A Rotation is the first platform of its kind, connecting medical students and International medical graduates (IMGs) to clinical clerkships available throughout the US." And that, "FAR gives students complete control over their clinical education. Find A Rotation also allows clinicians from all walks to easily join the educational environment and become Preceptors.” Go to findarotation.com to find out more.