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First Aid for Jefferson Clerkship Students

Obstetrics and Gynecology

General Information - Contacts

Clerkship Director Dr. Katherine Lackritz, MD, 215-955-8462
Course Coordinator Brenda Harkins, 215-955-8462

Current Liaisons (2012-2013)
3rd Year Liaisons Vicki Greenberg
Deviney Rattigan
4th Year Liaisons Grace Fried
Ali Mcgregor

Site-Specific Information

Program Comparisons at a Glance

Criteria Bryn Mawr Christiana Einstein Jefferson Lankenau Reading Virtua York
Number of Students 2 5 4 6 4 3 6 6
Students/Resident No Residents 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Fellows? No Yes No Yes No No No Yes
Average Hours/Day 10 12 13 13 13 10 13 12
Weekend Hours No No No Yes, during night float No No No No
Evening Call No No No No No No No No
Visiting Students No Yes No No No Yes No Yes
Housing No Yes No No No Yes No Yes

Rotation Basics:

Grade: Clinical clerkship grades are based upon the student’s performance at his/her affiliate site, including write-ups and/or presentations, enthusiasm and dedication to the rotation. Also, the OSCE at the end of the rotation factored into the grade in that, in order to achieve honors, the student must have been nominated by his/her site director plus achieve a score of 80 or above on the OSCE. The shelf exam grade is recorded separately and does not factor into the clinical clerkship grade.

What books/materials/white coat supplies do you need?
  • Although many students used Blueprints or Case Files for the Written Exam, Dr. Wolf strongly recommends Obstetrics and Gynecology by Beckmann and Ling or Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology by Hacker and Moore.
  • For practice on Written Exam questions, it is highly recommended to use the uWise questions located online. The password for this resource is distributed to all OB/GYN clerkship students at the beginning of the rotation.
  • PreTest was a less popular choice, but students did use this.
  • Many students use the pink pocket book Managing Contraception by Zeiman and Hatcher. Dr. Wolf frequently hads out free copies of this book at orientation.
  • In your white coat pockets, carry a pregnancy wheel, Maxwell’s Quick Medical Reference, and note cards to help keep track of your patients.
  • Many students also carry Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (Gordon, the little red book) - an excellent pocket book that many of the residents also carry.
  • You might also want to keep snacks in your coat in case you aren’t able to run to the cafeteria for awhile.
Student-suggested helpful hints:
  • The ob-gyn shelf is historically one of the most challenging of the year. It is recommended to keep up-to-date with reading throughout the rotation, and practice uWise and/or other questions as much as possible.

Last revised: 07/12

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