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First Aid for Third Year Clerkships at JMC

Pediatrics Clerkship at Einstein (Nursery)

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?
  • Subway (Broad Street line) and Einstein is only one block from the station. Train takes about 20 minutes.

LIVING

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

SITE STRUCTURE

How were the 2 weeks divided up? What are the teams or the options for the rotations?
  • It was one week, and one team.
Are you able to request what you want?
  • No.

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?
  • Yes, we had morning reports and lunch lectures as well as modules. Modules were done daily and one at a time.
Did you give a presentation? Were you required to do so?
  • Yes, 5 minute presentation during your Nursery week.

WORK SCHEDULE

What were your hours (roughly)?
  • 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (or can go to 5 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?
  • It's a very slow week, and a lot of my time was spent rocking babies back to sleep. It was only observing, wasn't very hands on.

CANDID COMMENTS FROM STUDENTS

Pros:
  • Close location.
Cons:
  • Wasn't given responsibilities.
  • A lot of down time.

Last revised: 01/12


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