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First Aid for Third Year Clerkships at JMC

Pediatrics Clerkship at Pediatrics Associates - 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?
  • Walked during nice days. Otherwise, too the bus.

LIVING

If you lived away from campus, how was the housing?
  • No housing provided.
Food: Was it paid for? Were there free lunches? Did you get meal vouchers when you were on-call?
  • See official clerkship guide.

SITE STRUCTURE

How were the weeks divided up? What are the teams or the options for the rotations?
  • Please see official clerkship guide.
Are you able to request what you want?
  • Please see official clerkship guide.

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?
  • There were no formal didactic sessions, but you are the only medical student on the rotation and you report directly to the attendings.
Did you give a presentation? Were you required to do so?
  • Informal presentations are encouraged.

WORK SCHEDULE

What were your hours (roughly)?
  • Please see official clerkship guide.
Did you get off on major holidays, or were you expected to be there (i.e. Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Friday after Thanksgiving)? Weekends?
  • Yes. And weekends off.
What was the call schedule? Were you able to pick your nights or trade with peers?
  • No call.
In the Clinic, did you feel a part of the ‘team’? Did residents/attendings appreciate you?
  • Because you are reporting directly to attendings, you always feel like an integral part of the team. You see the patient first, and then report your findings to the attendings. There are no residents.
How was the teaching by attendings?
  • Outstanding. One student mentions that they were often "pulled out of other exam rooms to see interesting findings" that attendings encountered.

HOW TO BE A ROCK STAR

  • Read about interesting patients each night. Be interactive.

CANDID COMMENTS FROM STUDENTS

Pros:
  • Incredibly nice attendings. Always willing to teach.
Cons:
  • None noted.

Last revised: 01/12


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