Education Services
   Learning Resources
   Medical Media Services
   Scott Memorial Library
   University Archives

   Staff Directory

   Donate Now

First Aid for Third Year Clerkships at JMC

Pediatrics Clerkship at Bryn Mawr Hospital (Inpatient)


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?
  • You can take SEPTA R5, or you can drive. SEPTA takes about 30 minutes, but it can be late. Driving takes 30-45 minutes, depending on traffic.


If you lived away from campus, how was the housing?
  • No housing available.
Food: Was it paid for? Were there free lunches? Did you get meal vouchers when you were on-call?
  • No free lunches.


How were the 2 weeks divided up? What are the teams or the options for the rotations?
  • You work with an attending, sometimes a family medicine intern, and you are the only medical student. There are no teams, and it is a small unit. You do get consulted to the ER and work patients up from the start.
Are you able to request what you want?
  • No.


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?
  • No lectures or didactic sessions. There is a lot of time for attendings to do teaching throughout the day though.
Did you give a presentation? Were you required to do so?
  • Please refer to the formal department handbook.


What were your hours (roughly)?
  • 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Did you get off on major holidays, or were you expected to be there (i.e. Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Friday after Thanksgiving)? Weekends?
  • Yes, holidays were off. No weekends.
What was the call schedule? Were you able to pick your nights or trade with peers?
  • No call.
In the Hospital, did you feel a part of the ‘team’? Did residents/attendings appreciate you?
  • Yes, being the only student left a lot of time for individual attention.
How was the teaching by attendings?
  • Only occurred at the bedside, no formal sessions.


  • On-on-one interaction.
  • The ER experiences were a lot of fun.
  • Very friendly
  • The train can be late.
  • Small unit, don't get to see complicated cases.

Last revised: 01/12

Jefferson home

JEFFLINE is brought to you by
Academic & Instructional Support & Resources (AISR)
Thomas Jefferson University
1020 Walnut Street · Philadelphia, PA 19107

Suggestion Box |
Disclaimer & privacy policy
Promotions policy
AISRnet and AISR Wiki (staff intranets)
Copyright ©, Thomas Jefferson University