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?
Food: Was it paid for? Were there free lunches? Did you get meal vouchers when you were on-call?
How were the 2 weeks divided up? What are the teams or the options for the rotations?
Are you able to request what you want?
- 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.
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?
Did you give a presentation? Were you required to do so?
- No lectures or didactic sessions. There is a lot of time for attendings to do teaching throughout the day though.
- Please refer to the formal department handbook.
What were your hours (roughly)?
Did you get off on major holidays, or were you expected to be there (i.e. Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Friday after Thanksgiving)? Weekends?
What was the call schedule? Were you able to pick your nights or trade with peers?
In the Hospital, did you feel a part of the ‘team’? Did residents/attendings appreciate you?
- Yes, holidays were off. No weekends.
How was the teaching by attendings?
- Yes, being the only student left a lot of time for individual attention.
- Only occurred at the bedside, no formal sessions.
CANDID COMMENTS FROM STUDENTS
- 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