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First Aid for Third Year Clerkships at JMC

Pediatrics Clerkship at Jefferson Hospital (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?
  • Walk from campus.

LIVING

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

SITE STRUCTURE

How were the 3 weeks divided up? What are the teams or the options for the rotations?
  • One nursery team for a week.
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?
  • Wednesday modules at Jeff.
Did you give a presentation? Were you required to do so?
  • Yes, a 5 minute presentation was required.

WORK SCHEDULE

What were your hours (roughly)?
  • 6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. (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?
  • Yes.
How was the teaching by attendings?
  • Excellent. Formal and informal teaching.

CANDID COMMENTS FROM STUDENTS

Pros:
  • Lots of opportunities to learn and practice the newborn exam.
  • Good formal and informal instructions.
  • Very clear instructions about what to do.
Cons:
  • Only one week long!

Last revised: 01/12


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