First Aid for Third Year Clerkships at JMC
Family Medicine Clerkship at Reading Hospital
How did you get there? What is the IDEAL way to get there (if different)? If you took public transportation how much did it cost?
- Car is the only way I know of.
If you lived away from campus, how was the housing?
Food: Was it paid for? Were there free lunches? Did you get meal vouchers when you were on-call?
- Reading provides dorm style housing on the hospital campus. Very convenient.
Did you have lectures/didactic sessions at your rotation site? How often? How long? Do you feel like they were as well organized as the lectures at Jeff?
Did you give a presentation? Were you required to do so?
- There was at least one lecture per day, usually at Morning Report.
- Yes, one presentation at morning report was required at the end of the rotation
What were your hours (roughly)?
Did you get off on major holidays, or were you expected to be there (i.e. Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Friday after Thanksgiving)?
What was the call schedule? Were you able to pick your nights or trade with peers?
In the Hospital, did you feel a part of the ‘team’? Did residents/attendings appreciate you?
- One night call, please see clerkship-specific guidelines for more details.
How was the teaching by attendings?
- Yes. They went out of their way to teach and make me feel included.
- Very good. You spend a substantial amount of time in the attending’s clinic where you have one on one interaction with most of the attendings in the department.
HOW TO BE A ROCK STAR
- Do extra presentations. Bring in relevant journal articles.
CANDID COMMENTS FROM STUDENTS
- "Very student friendly. Made me feel very much a part of the team."
- "Saw a broad range of patients. Evaluations and feedback were pretty low pressure."
- "Lots of teaching. Good patient volume but not so overwhelming that no one has time to teach."
- "Overall a good experience, but not quite the same caliber as a university-based program."
Last revised: 01/12