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1 Year 3 Clerkship Opportunities in Austin and Houston 2014-15

2 Clerkship Opportunities in Austin and Houston Introduction Today’s meeting includes information on Today’s meeting includes information on –Year-round clerkship assignments (Austin or Houston- based) –Individual clerkship assignments (in Austin or Houston) We will not cover We will not cover –Other regional FM and Pediatric assignments –Specific Year 3 scheduling information (March 25) – Year 4 information

3 What the heck is in third year? Internal Medicine – 12 weeks OB/Gyn – 6 weeks Psychiatry – 6 weeks Pediatrics – 8 weeks (3w community) Surgery – 8 weeks Family Medicine – 4 weeks (community) Elective – 4 weeks (8 possible)

4 Austin Clerkship Opportunities All Year 3 clerkships represented Cooperative efforts in Austin have occurred for 20+ years Previous UTMB student participation 48 Year 3 students year-round (Austin-based) Many other MS3 students on individual clerkships

5 Seton Brackenridge Hospital and Clinics –IM, Surgery, OB/Gyn, Psychiatry, FM, Pediatrics (Newborn Nursery) Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas –Pediatrics, Psychiatry Seton Shoal Creek Hospital –Psychiatry Seton Northwest / Seton Medical Center Austin –Emergency Medicine, Neurology Community physicians –Outpatient IM, Pediatrics and FM Austin Clerkship Opportunities Teaching Sites

6 Clerkship Opportunities in Austin

7 Galveston – Teaching Sites John Sealy Hospital –All clerkships Subspecialty Clinics – many locations all over county –Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry St. Joseph’s (Houston) –Psychiatry Driscoll Children’s Hospital (Corpus Christi)

8 Galveston/Houston Teaching Sites Used

9 Houston– Teaching Sites St. Joseph’s – IM, Psychiatry, Surgery St Luke’s –Internal Medicine Methodist Driscoll Children’s Hospital (Corpus Christi) –Pediatrics Jester IV- Psychiatry West Oaks- Psychiatry St. John’s - Pediatrics Multiple subspecialty and Community clinics -FM, Pedi, IM

10 Austin Clerkship Opportunities General Information All written exams occur in Austin Students return to Galveston for clinical exams (mid-point OSCE) No differences in academic performance No differences in residency match Favorable evaluations

11 Houston Clerkship Opportunities General Information 5+ years experience Houston coordinator = Frances Dawe Students return to Galveston for shelf and clinical exams (mid-point OSCE), some didactics Electives being developed Health/counseling services available Favorable evaluations

12 Clerkship Opportunities in Austin or Houston General Assignment Information March 25 meeting will provide details on preference for clerkship sequence (“tracks”) Austin, Houston and Galveston-based students are distributed equally in schedule tracks Year-round Austin or Houston assignments are voluntary

13 Clerkship Opportunities in Austin or Houston General Assignment Information Individual Austin/Houston assignments are also voluntary except when clerkship capacities require off-campus assignments Year-round clerkship assignments are made in February and March Most individual clerkship assignments are made in April, but vacancies may be filled during the year To be year round, priority will be for those beginning Year 3 on-time

14 Clerkship Opportunities in Austin General Housing Information Year-round students provide their own housing –These students are offered travel stipend to return to Galveston for required clinical examinations Students requesting individual clerkship assignments in Austin are divided into 2 groups –1st priority: students who provide their own housing –2nd priority: students who require sponsored housing –Housing agreement and deposit required for those in sponsored housing Housing is provided in 2-br, 2-bath apts. Each room is shared (there are up to 4 students per apartment)

15 Clerkship Opportunities in Austin Process for Assignment Year-round assignments will be made before track assignments are determined Year-round assignments will be made before track assignments are determined –A maximum of 48 positions will be available for year-round Austin assignment Individual clerkship assignments in Austin will be made after track assignments are determined –Individual clerkship capacities vary –In previous years OB/Gyn, Family Medicine, and Surgery filled with year-round students, while capacities of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry are larger.

16 Clerkship Opportunities in Austin & Houston Timetable Tues Jan 21Class meeting for Austin information Fri Feb 21Initial year-round declaration deadline Initial individual clerkship request deadline Fri Feb 28Initial year-round assignments released Tues Mar 25Class meeting for clerkship scheduling Late AprilClerkship schedules released, including results of requests for individual clerkships in Austin/Houston If there are openings for year-round slots, additional requests may be submitted up until March 28. If there are openings for individual clerkships in Austin/Houston, request through my office up until mid-April; via clerkship later

17 Clerkship Opportunities in Austin/Houston Summary for Year-round Assignments Deadline for Declaration –Feb 21 Housing –Student provides Austin or Houston housing –UTMB offers travel stipend for clinical exams –Houston folks get parking tokens only Services –Student has access to UT-Austin health, counseling, and recreational services –Houston students have access to UT Houston health services

18 Clerkship Opportunities in Austin or Houston Summary for Individual Clerkships Assignments Deadline for Declaration –Feb 21 Housing –1st priority: Student provides Austin housing –2nd priority: UTMB provides Austin housing Notes: Requests for changes between Austin, Houston and Galveston after April 18 are controlled by individual clerkships who have every right to say you cannot change

19 Austin Clerkship Opportunities: General Information Student will need own transportation! No reimbursement for local travel or food Student program office, coordinators, and Assistant Dean are available in Austin Courses use syllabi, e-mail, web pages and videoconferencing to maintain contact Provide reasons for request for placement. If demand overwhelming, will be sorted somewhat but random selection likely

20 Houston placement Student will need own transportation ! St. Luke’s and Methodist feed you but you pay parking, St. Joseph has free parking Most support services from Galveston, Gym, health, mental health services available in Houston Courses use syllabi, e-mail, web pages and videoconferencing to maintain contact. Several courses require once/week trip to Galveston Provide reasons for request for placement. If demand overwhelming, will be sorted somewhat but random selection likely

21 Galveston Housing Ferry Road apartments Expect to share a bedroom Contact Catherine Hale for availability First priority = Austin students on Galveston courses Second priority = Houston students on Galveston courses Not for overnight stays or doing laundry

22 Questions?


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