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First Aid for Third Year Clerkships at JMC

OB/GYN Clerkship at Lankenau

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?
  • Drive - free parking.
  • Public transportation - difficult because of the early hours.

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?
  • Free parking, adequate scrubs and lockers provided.
  • Lockers were provided, got $50 total of meal tickets, nice variety of exposure to different aspects of the field.

SITE STRUCTURE

How were the 6 weeks divided up?
  • 1 week each in L&D, clinic, GYN, GYN onc and Night float
  • No clinic on Thursday mornings or Fridays (lectures on Friday morning for all teams).

WORK SCHEDULE

What were your hours (roughly)?
  • 5 a.m.-6 p.m. every week except for 1 week of night float (5:30 p.m.-7:30 a.m.), 1 week of clinic and 1 24-hour shift on a Saturday 7 a.m. - Sunday 7 a.m.
Did you get off on major holidays, or were you expected to be there (i.e. Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Friday after Thanksgiving)? Weekends?
  • Off on Thanksgiving day and the day after.
What was the call schedule?
  • No regular call. One week of night float. One Saturday AM - Sunday AM 24-hour shift.
In the Hospital, did you feel a part of the ‘team’? Did residents/attendings appreciate you?
  • The residents were overall very nice and willing to teach.
  • Great residents.
How was the teaching by attendings?
  • Kate was great, she took a lot of time to teach me proper suture techniques.

HOW TO BE A ROCK STAR

  • Study on weekends.
  • Blueprints and UWise - I think they worked great, would not recommend reading the textbook.
  • UWise questions and UpToDate articles.

CANDID COMMENTS FROM STUDENTS

Pros:
  • Great surgical exposure.
  • Nice variety of exposure to different aspects of the field.
  • Delivering a baby with the Attending in the room but not actually touching the patient, only observing me. Also, I was allowed to act almost like an intern in the OR.
Cons:
  • Night float was rough because it was a quiet week.
  • Having to stay until signout.

Last revised: 01/12


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