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First Aid for Third Year Clerkships at JMC

OB/GYN Clerkship at Jefferson


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?
  • Walk.


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?
  • Meal tickets for night float, cafeteria closes early.


How were the 6 weeks divided up?
  • 1 week outpatient (clinic), 5 weeks inpatient (including L&D, gyn, 1 week of night float) 1 of the inpatient weeks is specialized - MFM, Gyn-onc, Urogynecology, reproductive/infertility, etc.
Are you able to request what you want?
  • Can request for the specialized week, but nothing is guaranteed.


What were your hours (roughly)?
  • 12-14 hours days times varied from 4:45-5:30 a.m.- 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • One week night float 6:30 p.m.-8:00 a.m.
  • One week of clinic 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
What was the call schedule?
  • No call.
In the Hospital, did you feel a part of the ‘team’? Did residents/attendings appreciate you?
  • Many positive experiences. Just a couple instances of on resident being a little nasty/impatient.
  • Great residents and attendings that enjoy teaching, exposure to many aspects of the field (gyn surgery, MFM, outpt, L & D).
  • VERY helpful residents who enjoy teaching.
  • Some of the residents aren't very student-friendly so you have to figure out who you can go to for questions and guidance.
  • The residents were much more rude than was necessary.
  • Some residents just don't acknowledge your presence.
How was the teaching by attendings?
  • I really enjoyed working with all of the attendings.
  • One on one time with attendings in the OR, during office hours, and on L and D - All were excellent and approachable and good teachers.
  • Amazing attendings/residents: Bowers, Wolf, Wu, Baxter, Singh, Reed, Ohly, Walker, Beausang, Carlson, Gujral, Chaudhury.


  • Study on the weekends.
  • Start studying early!
  • You need to take initiative and don't expect the residents to tell you what to do especially on L&D.
  • Study with uWise questions, Beckmann &Ling (text), casefiles


  • Amazing attendings and residents.
  • Clinic was very enjoyable because you get to see a lot of patients and do a lot of things.
  • Feeling unnecessary/unhelpful on L&D.
  • Long-hour rotation - start studying early.

Last revised: 01/12

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