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    AUA Student going to Jackson Park, help please??

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    I'm going to Jackson Park for Family Med right after another core this winter. I literally will only have the weekend to get a place and start my rotation there.

    I read that you are sent out to a remote clinic in the middle of nowhere. So my questions are these:

    1) Are we all from AUA sent to this remote clinic, or some of us? If so, how soon before our rotation do we find out (thus we can find a place to live accordingly)?

    2) At this remote clinic area, is there any apartments within walking distance of the clinic? I won't have a car for those 6 weeks.

    3) Are there any buses or transportation that take you directly to this clinic if you decide to live elsewhere?

    4) How is the safety/neighborhood in the area of the remote clinic?

    5) Any fastfood or different foods to survive off of since you said its in the middle of nowhere?

    6) What are the hours like monday-friday? Any on-calls? Presentations? And how was the grading?

    Thanks..

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    1) Are we all from AUA sent to this remote clinic, or some of us? If so, how soon before our rotation do we find out (thus we can find a place to live accordingly)?

    some are, call L******e and ask her.

    2) At this remote clinic area, is there any apartments within walking distance of the clinic? I won't have a car for those 6 weeks.

    No. It's really remote.

    3) Are there any buses or transportation that take you directly to this clinic if you decide to live elsewhere?

    I saw a bus drop patients off there once in a while. Don't have other information.

    4) How is the safety/neighborhood in the area of the remote clinic?

    Safer than the hospital (mostly because anyplace is safer than the hospital area), but also because it's remote. There is literally nothing but farm land surrounding the clinic.


    5) Any fastfood or different foods to survive off of since you said its in the middle of nowhere?

    Subway is a 10 minute drive away.

    6) What are the hours like monday-friday? Any on-calls? Presentations? And how was the grading?

    8-3 or something. no calls... no weekends... no presentations.. grading depends on who you have. If you get assigned to a PA rather than a physician, I suggest sending a letter of protest to AUA's main office.

    The PA who works there really doesn't like students following her around, she has no medical knowledge at all - so you won't learn anything.


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    Hey Sree..

    When you say "some" do have to go to the remote area.. can we request to work at the hospital itself? And do you know any students from our school who actually did do Family at JPH and not the remote clinic?

    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sree Cheruku View Post
    1) Are we all from AUA sent to this remote clinic, or some of us? If so, how soon before our rotation do we find out (thus we can find a place to live accordingly)?

    some are, call L******e and ask her.

    2) At this remote clinic area, is there any apartments within walking distance of the clinic? I won't have a car for those 6 weeks.

    No. It's really remote.

    3) Are there any buses or transportation that take you directly to this clinic if you decide to live elsewhere?

    I saw a bus drop patients off there once in a while. Don't have other information.

    4) How is the safety/neighborhood in the area of the remote clinic?

    Safer than the hospital (mostly because anyplace is safer than the hospital area), but also because it's remote. There is literally nothing but farm land surrounding the clinic.


    5) Any fastfood or different foods to survive off of since you said its in the middle of nowhere?

    Subway is a 10 minute drive away.

    6) What are the hours like monday-friday? Any on-calls? Presentations? And how was the grading?

    8-3 or something. no calls... no weekends... no presentations.. grading depends on who you have. If you get assigned to a PA rather than a physician, I suggest sending a letter of protest to AUA's main office.

    The PA who works there really doesn't like students following her around, she has no medical knowledge at all - so you won't learn anything.

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    When you say "some" do have to go to the remote area.. can we request to work at the hospital itself? No idea, I was here two years ago.

    And do you know any students from our school who actually did do Family at JPH and not the remote clinic?
    Yeah, I think one of my friends did FM at the hospital. I don't know the details though. Just call them.


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    Hi,
    I'm currently doing my FM rotation through Jackson park. Lemme answer your Q's before I go into my experience so far:


    1) Are we all from AUA sent to this remote clinic, or some of us?
    - my clinic is located on 95th st right off the expressway. I don't know where anyone else did theirs but mine is in southside chicago.
    If so, how soon before our rotation do we find out (thus we can find a place to live accordingly)?
    - I found out 2 weeks before my rotation where my clinic was, which allowed me to find me AMAZING apt in downtown chicago. Make sure you call L though, when I called AUA hadn't sent her anything and she didn't know who i was.

    2) At this remote clinic area, is there any apartments within walking distance of the clinic? I won't have a car for those 6 weeks.
    - There's a redline off the L that will drop you off 2 blocks down from my clinic on w 95th. The redline is also about 3 blocks from my house downtown in the loop. So look at public transportation before attempting to find housing around your clinic. My clinic is in a not to great part of town, so I would avoid living there.

    3) Are there any buses or transportation that take you directly to this clinic if you decide to live elsewhere?
    - redline on the L for w 95th

    4) How is the safety/neighborhood in the area of the remote clinic?
    eh... i already mentioned this

    5) Any fastfood or different foods to survive off of since you said its in the middle of nowhere?
    i have chipotle down the street!!! yuuuuuuuuuummm. But I'm also right by the magnificent mile, so i have all kinds of groceries and restaurants within walking distance.

    6) What are the hours like monday-friday? Any on-calls? Presentations? And how was the grading?
    - show up at 1030, leave by 330 - 4ish. The best hours I've ever had in a rotation



    if you have any more questions let me know. Apparently the joliet site is peds, not FM. My clinical advisor told me it was for FM, but i guess she was wrong
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    NicSTX, thanks for the post.

    I really want to do my FM core at JPH (since that's the only greenbook rotation in Chi) but the trouble is, i don't think anyone gives out a lease for 6 weeks... how did u get ur apt, and what's ur plan for staying in the city. Are u going to do non-GB rotations through JPH as well? I'm planning on starting my first rotation soon, and I just want to get all the details before diving in.
    Thanks in advance.
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    hi.. thanks for ur response

    Hi. Can you PM me and send me your e-mail so we can get in touch? I also go to AUA and I think I am doing it at the same clinic as you if you mentioned 95th street. I have a few more questions..

    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by NicSTX View Post
    Hi,
    I'm currently doing my FM rotation through Jackson park. Lemme answer your Q's before I go into my experience so far:


    1) Are we all from AUA sent to this remote clinic, or some of us?
    - my clinic is located on 95th st right off the expressway. I don't know where anyone else did theirs but mine is in southside chicago.
    If so, how soon before our rotation do we find out (thus we can find a place to live accordingly)?
    - I found out 2 weeks before my rotation where my clinic was, which allowed me to find me AMAZING apt in downtown chicago. Make sure you call L though, when I called AUA hadn't sent her anything and she didn't know who i was.

    2) At this remote clinic area, is there any apartments within walking distance of the clinic? I won't have a car for those 6 weeks.
    - There's a redline off the L that will drop you off 2 blocks down from my clinic on w 95th. The redline is also about 3 blocks from my house downtown in the loop. So look at public transportation before attempting to find housing around your clinic. My clinic is in a not to great part of town, so I would avoid living there.

    3) Are there any buses or transportation that take you directly to this clinic if you decide to live elsewhere?
    - redline on the L for w 95th

    4) How is the safety/neighborhood in the area of the remote clinic?
    eh... i already mentioned this

    5) Any fastfood or different foods to survive off of since you said its in the middle of nowhere?
    i have chipotle down the street!!! yuuuuuuuuuummm. But I'm also right by the magnificent mile, so i have all kinds of groceries and restaurants within walking distance.

    6) What are the hours like monday-friday? Any on-calls? Presentations? And how was the grading?
    - show up at 1030, leave by 330 - 4ish. The best hours I've ever had in a rotation



    if you have any more questions let me know. Apparently the joliet site is peds, not FM. My clinical advisor told me it was for FM, but i guess she was wrong

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    hi,
    sorry I don't PM, too many people send me e mails and I don't have the time to respond to them. I'm sure the forum as a whole can help you.

    I'm only here for the 6 week FM rotation, I'm doing all green rotations.

    I found my apt on craigslist. It's located in lakeshore east. I love it here. love love love. State and Division is also a really good fun area.

    When I came here I didn't have a physical within the last 6 mo, tb within the last year, and... something else (i forget sorry) you can buy it and get it done when you get here, or get it done wherever you're from. But you don't get your ID without it. That's all i can really think of that i wished someone would've told me before coming.

    Good luck!
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