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First Aid for Third Year Clerkships at JMC

Family Medicine Clerkship at Reading Hospital

TRANSPORTATION

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.

LIVING

If you lived away from campus, how was the housing?
  • Reading provides dorm style housing on the hospital campus. Very convenient.
Food: Was it paid for? Were there free lunches? Did you get meal vouchers when you were on-call?
  • Free meals.

FORMAL LEARNING

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?
  • There was at least one lecture per day, usually at Morning Report.
Did you give a presentation? Were you required to do so?
  • Yes, one presentation at morning report was required at the end of the rotation

WORK SCHEDULE

What were your hours (roughly)?
  • 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Did you get off on major holidays, or were you expected to be there (i.e. Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Friday after Thanksgiving)?
  • No holidays.
What was the call schedule? Were you able to pick your nights or trade with peers?
  • One night call, please see clerkship-specific guidelines for more details.
In the Hospital, did you feel a part of the ‘team’? Did residents/attendings appreciate you?
  • Yes. They went out of their way to teach and make me feel included.
How was the teaching by attendings?
  • 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

Pros:
  • "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."
Cons:
  • "Overall a good experience, but not quite the same caliber as a university-based program."

Last revised: 01/12


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