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First Aid for Jefferson Clerkship Students

Family Medicine Programs

General Information - Contacts

Clerkship Director Dr. Fred Markham
Dr. Markham’s Administrative Assistant Natalie Nederostek
1015 Walnut Street, Suite 401 Curtis
Course Coordinator Lisa Michaluk, MSEd
1015 Walnut Street, Suite 401 Curtis

Current Liaisons (2012-2013)
3rd Year Liaisons Will Garner
Clark Veet
4th Year Liaisons Gwendolyne Jack
Lael Greenstein

Site-Specific Information

Program Comparisons at a Glance

Criteria Abington Bryn Mawr Christiana Crozer Latrobe
Number of Students 2 3 7 1 4-5
Students/Resident No info 1 1 1 1
Average Hours/Week No info 40 40 50 40
Weekend Hours No info None None None None
Evening Call None None None None None
Housing Provided On-site None None None None Yes

Criteria Reading TJUH/JFMA Underwood Virtua York
Number of Students 1-2 11-14 2 1 1
Students/Resident 1 1 1 No info 1
Average Hours/Week 50 40 40 35 50
Weekend Hours None 1 half day None None Yes
Evening Call 1/wk 5-11 None None None None
Housing Provided On-site Yes None None None Yes

Rotation Basics:

  • There is an end of rotation OSCE that is pass/fail and based on 3 patient encounters. Grading is based on professionalism and communication skills and no formal studying is necessary to do well. These sessions are based on counseling and do not include physical exam or any procedures.
What books/materials/white coat supplies do you need?
  • The required reading is Essentials of Family Medicine but many students have found this to be too dense and the most popular books to use for general studying have been Casefiles and Blueprints. It is important to know the basics of core topics of family medicine and a list of these topics are available on Pulse.
Student-suggested helpful hints:
  • There are no formal practice questions available but some students have found questions from this website to be helpful (
  • Read articles available on UpToDate and the American Academy of Family Physicians for more in-depth coverage of core topics. Also, it is good to try to follow up on some patients that you see in the office with a telephone call or by seeing them in a subsequent visit if possible. Try to review the basics of the well-adult and well-child exams and read the chapter in Essentials about health maintenance/preventative medicine (ie. what would you recommend for a healthy 50 year old man who comes in for an annual visit, etc).

Last revised: 07/12

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