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First Aid for Third Year Clerkships at JMC

OB/GYN Clerkship at Reading

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?
  • Driving - Free parking.

LIVING

If you lived away from campus, how was the housing?
  • Good housing.
Food: Was it paid for? Were there free lunches? Did you get meal vouchers when you were on-call?
  • Most - free meals!
  • $20/day for meals

SITE STRUCTURE

How were the 6 weeks divided up?
  • Outpatient - 4 days. Inpatient - 20 days.

WORK SCHEDULE

What were your hours (roughly)?
  • 6:00/7:00 a.m.-5:30/6:00 p.m.
  • Three days of night float (7 p.m.-8 a.m.)
What was the call schedule?
  • No Call.
In the Hospital, did you feel a part of the ‘team’? Did residents/attendings appreciate you?
  • "They were all amazing!"
  • "The upper year residents had little time for teaching."
  • "I felt restricted at Reading as a student."
  • "Never felt like 'part of the team'"
How was the teaching by attendings?
  • "Very friendly and approachable physicians."
  • "Allowed me to do stuff."
  • "Understood that I may have cultural differences and tolerate my shortcomings."
  • "Helped me improve my clinical skills, knowledge and clinical experience."

HOW TO BE A ROCK STAR

  • "Blueprints, uWise, and Beckman. I did not feel totally prepared. The test questions were harder and longer than any practice questions."
  • "I used case files, uwise, and blueprints. I was prepared, though the exam was hard!"

WISH I KNEW

  • How to tie knots/suture.

CANDID COMMENTS FROM STUDENTS

Pros:
  • Seeing a private practice.
  • Labor and Delivery was excellent.
  • Delivering a baby!
  • There was one exceptional intern, Jeff Wang, that stood out as a great teacher, mentor, and role model. He helped me (and a lot of other students) through the rotation. No negative experiences.
  • Meal tickets, housing, tele-conferencing. I like my location, friendly physicians, a lot of trees in hospital area, library, printing. Love the location too much that I could not think of anything I like least about my location.
Cons:
  • Far from home.
  • Nursing not allowing me to do cervical exam.
  • Did not always feel like part of the team.

Last revised: 01/12


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