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First Aid for Third Year Clerkships at JMC

OB/GYN Clerkship at York

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. Parking is easy here. There is no way to get there by public transportation. Driving takes 2 hrs, though traffic usually made it 30 to 45 min longer.

LIVING

If you lived away from campus, how was the housing?
  • Housing is dorm style connected to the hospital. Easy to roll out of bed, throw on scrubs, see a couple patients and grab breakfast.
Food: Was it paid for? Were there free lunches? Did you get meal vouchers when you were on-call?
  • Food is free for students.

SITE STRUCTURE

How were the 6 weeks divided up?
  • 1 week Labor & Delivery (L&D)
  • 1 week Night Float
  • 1 week OBGYN surg
  • 1 week Gynecology Oncology Surgery
  • 2 weeks clinic
Are you able to request what you want?
  • Somewhat.

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?
  • Lectures were held in small groups and run by one of the attendings focusing on a case. Far better than the Jeff lectures. Usually only one a week if that.
Did you give a presentation? Were you required to do so?
  • A short 10 minute presentation to the residents on pretty much anything OB-related was required the week following night float.

WORK SCHEDULE

What were your hours (roughly)?
  • Please see official clerkship guidelines provided at the beginning of your rotation.
Did you get off on major holidays, or were you expected to be there (i.e. Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Friday after Thanksgiving)? Weekends?
  • Please see official clerkship guidelines provided at the beginning of your rotation.
What was the call schedule?
  • Please see official clerkship guidelines provided at the beginning of your rotation.
In the Hospital, did you feel a part of the ‘team’? Did residents/attendings appreciate you?
  • Residents took a long time to warm up to students, though in the end very chill and willing to go out their way to let you do interesting things. It is important to figure out which residents are the ‘good’ ones early on.
How was the teaching by attendings?
  • Teaching by attendings was far better than the lectures we had at Jeff, though not as often. In general most time is spent with residents.

CANDID COMMENTS FROM STUDENTS

Pros: Free parking, free meals, good food. Housing was not great. There were students from Penn State Med and UPenn Med, which was pretty cool. Gyn Onc in particular was a great experience.

Cons: Very long drive.


Last revised: 01/12


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