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First Aid for Third Year Clerkships at JMC

Pediatrics Clerkship at Nemours (Outpatient)

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?
  • You have to drive. It is theoretically possible to get here on public transportation, however this would take over 2 hours each direction. Driving takes 45 minutes, and there is free parking available.

LIVING

If you lived away from campus, how was the housing?
  • No housing for students on pediatrics at Nemours.
Food: Was it paid for? Were there free lunches? Did you get meal vouchers when you were on-call?
  • No free food, you have to bring your lunch every day. There is a cafeteria somewhere in the hospital, but was not recommended. Also, not enough time to go out and get lunch.

SITE STRUCTURE

How were the 3 weeks divided up? What are the teams or the options for the rotations?
  • There are no teams, or options for services.
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?
  • No, only modules at Jefferson one afternoon a week.
Did you give a presentation? Were you required to do so?
  • No presentation necessary.

WORK SCHEDULE

What were your hours (roughly)?
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Saw patients throughout the day. Given a 30 min lunch break.
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 for medical students
In the Clinic, did you feel a part of the ‘team’? Did residents/attendings appreciate you?
  • Yes. The attendings did take plenty of time to teach and really wanted to help students with their interview/presentation skills.
How was the teaching by attendings?
  • Teaching was decent, nothing that memorable or great.
Were you given responsibilities each day or was it more shadowing a physician/resident?
  • Responsibilities included seeing patients (8-10 daily) and then reporting to your attending. We were also required to fill out their computer progress notes which became very frustrating and annoying.
Where should you get most of your SCOs completed?
  • Outpatient time; it’s a little difficult to get SCOs done during inpatient, but not impossible.
When was the last day of your clerkship-did you have a travel day?
  • Wed before Shelf exam is last day.

CANDID COMMENTS FROM STUDENTS

If you could sum up your site and experience in a quote, what would it be?
  • This was a great place to have "Lots of one-on-one time with attendings." "Physicians were very enthusiastic to teach and encouraged personal responsibility of the patients," and there was a "wide variety of patient population."

Last revised: 01/12


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