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First Aid for Third Year Clerkships at JMC

Pediatrics Clerkship at Jefferson 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?
  • Within walking distance from the main campus.


If you lived away from campus, how was the housing?
  • No housing for students on pediatrics at Jefferson (other than routine university housing).
Food: Was it paid for? Were there free lunches? Did you get meal vouchers when you were on-call?
  • Please refer to official clerkship information.


How were the 2 weeks divided up? What are the teams or the options for the rotations?
  • The inpatient teams at Jefferson are usually small and consist of 1 attending, 1 resident, 1 fourth year (Sub-I), and 1 third year.
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?
  • We attended morning report, Grand Rounds, and noon conferences. In addition, there are weekly Modules, which are 3 hours/week, usually on Wednesdays at Jefferson.
Did you give a presentation? Were you required to do so?
  • Your attending or resident may ask you to give a presentation (usually 1/week).


What were your hours (roughly)?
  • 7 a.m.-4 or 5 p.m.
  • Be there by 7 a.m. Write a note on one to two patients, then round with the attending. See ER patients and follow up with floor patients all afternoon.
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 was required.
In the Hospital, did you feel a part of the ‘team’? Did residents/attendings appreciate you?
  • Yes, the team relies on you for many things and includes you in all aspects of patient care. They expect you to come up with the plan on your own.
How was the teaching by attendings?
  • The attendings spend about 1 hour/day teaching the students.


  • Great to work one-on-one with resident and attending.
  • Great to see how a hospital that isn't a children's hospital handles children.
  • Low census on service.

Last revised: 01/12

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