A great clinical experience requires reliable transportation
Rotations can take place in multiple facilities, and hospital visits, inpatient rounds and admissions can take place 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. You must begin every rotation by telling your attending physician “I am available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. I have no issues with transportation, and would be grateful if you could expose me to every aspect of your practice and hospital visits, regardless of time of day.”
So relying on public transportation or friends to drive you around is not recommended. The best option is for you to have your own vehicle (depending on parking fees), or use both Uber AND Lyft private driver service. To get a free ride up to $20 on each, download the Uber app on your mobile phone, then use the referral code m59h9, then download the Lyft app and use the referral code PEDRAM712748. Use both apps all of the time as a backup in case there are no drivers available on one service, or when the prices surge on the other.