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First Aid for Third Year Clerkships at JMC

Psychiatry at Jefferson

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?
  • 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? What are the teams or the options for the rotations?
  • Consult-Liaison, Adult Inpatient, Geriatric Psychiatry, Methadone Clinic
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?
  • Most students felt that lectures were a very good learning experience although wished that they were more similar to the shelf exam.

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.
In the Hospital, 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?
  • Students felt that teaching by attendings was very helpful. Many attendings were singled out as being strong teachers.

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. Take initiative in getting to know your patients, spend as much time with them as you can to learn their story.

CANDID COMMENTS FROM STUDENTS

Pros: Students were very satisfied with the rotation. Residents and attending were very good about spending time with medical students and teaching. Students were highly involved in patient care.

Cons: Consult-Liaison tends to have a higher number of students.


Last revised: 01/12


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