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First Aid for Third Year Clerkships at JMC

Psychiatry Clerkship at Einstein

TRANSPORTATION

How did you get there?
  • Please see official clerkship guidelines provided at the beginning of your rotation.

LIVING

If you lived away from campus, how was the housing?
  • Please see official clerkship guidelines provided at the beginning of your rotation.
Food: Was it paid for? Were there free lunches? Did you get meal vouchers when you were on-call?
  • Please see official clerkship guidelines provided at the beginning of your rotation.

SITE STRUCTURE

How were the 3 weeks divided up?
  • Consult-Liaison, Adult Inpatient, Geriatric Psychiatry, Crisis Response Center.
Are you able to request what you want?
  • Yes.

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?
  • Please see official clerkship guidelines provided at the beginning of your rotation.
Did you give a presentation? Were you required to do so?
  • Please see official clerkship guidelines provided at the beginning of your rotation.

WORK SCHEDULE

What were your hours (roughly)?
  • Please see official clerkship guidelines provided at the beginning of your rotation.
Did you get off on major holidays, or were you expected to be there (i.e. Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Friday after Thanksgiving)?
  • Please see official clerkship guidelines provided at the beginning of your rotation.
What was the call schedule? Were you able to pick your nights or trade with peers?
  • Please see official clerkship guidelines provided at the beginning of your rotation.
Did you feel a part of the ‘team’? Did residents/attendings appreciate you?
  • Almost every student felt that they were treated as part of the team, and that the medical staff actively solicited the input of students.
How was the teaching by attendings?
  • The attending made teaching a priority. Many attendings were very passionate about their field and made the rotation more enjoyable.

HOW TO BE A ROCK STAR

  • Start reading early, learn psychopharmacology early in the rotation, and don't procrastinate on the case write up as it tends to take a long time. If you have down time, spend it with your patients. Learning how attending/residents want progress notes written as soon as possible is very helpful.

CANDID COMMENTS FROM STUDENTS

Pros:
  • Students really enjoyed the rotation and felt like it gave a good overview of psychiatric illness.
  • Students said they had a lot of fun and learned a lot.
Cons:
  • Students felt like they were not as busy as they would have liked.

Last revised: 01/12


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