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First Aid for Third Year Clerkships at JMC

Neurology at Einstein

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?
  • Quick subway ride or drive. Subway costs $3.10 per round trip.

LIVING

If you lived away from campus, how was the housing?
  • N/A.
Food: Was it paid for? Were there free lunches? Did you get meal vouchers when you were on-call?
  • Occasional free lunches in the Neurology office, otherwise meals not paid for.

SITE STRUCTURE

How were the weeks divided up? What are the teams or the options for the rotations?
  • Divided in thirds between inpatient, outpatient and consult.
Are you able to request what you want?
  • Everyone does all three parts.

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?
  • Daily lectures at noon geared towards medical students.
Did you give a presentation? Were you required to do so?
  • Each student presents on one consult patient.

WORK SCHEDULE

What were your hours (roughly)?
  • 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Did you get off on major holidays, or were you expected to be there (i.e. Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Friday after Thanksgiving)?
  • Got off for major holidays.
What was the call schedule? Were you able to pick your nights or trade with peers?
  • No call.
In the Hospital, did you feel a part of the ‘team’? Did residents/attendings appreciate you?
  • Yes, but it is important to speak up with your opinion because it will not always be elicited.
How was the teaching by attendings?
  • It is attending-dependent, but excellent for the most part.

HOW TO BE A ROCK STAR

  • Know your neuroanatomy. Speak up with your opinions and ideas for plans.

CANDID COMMENTS FROM STUDENTS

Pros:
  • Attendings very friendly and willing to teach.
Cons:
  • Takes a long time to get computer access!

Last revised: 01/12


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