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First Aid for Third Year Clerkships at JMC

Pediatrics Clerkship at Christiana Hospital (Inpatient)

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.

LIVING

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?
  • Please refer to official department handbook.

SITE STRUCTURE

How were the 2 weeks divided up? What are the teams or the options for the rotations?
  • You are teamed with 1-2 residents and 1 attending. The attendings rotate around, and you spend the majority of the day rounding on patients.
Are you able to request what you want?
  • No, the inpatient pediatric service is very small.

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?
  • The attendings spend about an hour per day teaching on a topic of interest. These are very informal, but interactive and helpful.
Did you give a presentation? Were you required to do so?
  • Please refer to official department handbook.

WORK SCHEDULE

What were your hours (roughly)?
  • 7:00 a.m. - about 4:00 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, and 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, we were welcomed onto the team. The small census allowed a lot of time teaching and interactions with attendings.
How was the teaching by attendings?
  • It varies by attending, but overall, it was very good.

HOW TO BE A ROCK STAR

  • Ask questions!

CANDID COMMENTS FROM STUDENTS

Pros:
  • Lots of personal one-on-one time with attendings.
  • Great staff that loves to teach.
Cons:
  • Small census, long drive.

Last revised: 01/12


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