The students will be associated with all of the clinical faculty members in Pocatello. After morning rounds, students spend mornings with the hospital doctor and afternoons in the private practice setting of the doctor’s office. You are asked to attend lectures on various aspects of pediatrics and participate in rounds, Journal Club, and patient work-ups. Students receive some free time and weekends off. You will receive your on-call schedules when you arrive at the unit. Students get a discount on meals in the hospital cafeteria. You will not need to wear a clinic coat, but you are expected to wear your nametag in the hospital and clinic. You will need your own stethoscope, and a copy of the book, Blueprints Pediatrics – 5th edition. All other equipment is available in the hospital or clinic.
Your first day; you will meet the doctors at rounds (0800) in the Bannock Creek Classroom in the basement of the hospital. From there you will follow the hospital doctor and then meet Heather Gunter at the clinic for your orientation and to get your hospital ID badges. After orientation you may go back to the hospital or go to lunch. You will be expected to be in the clinic, and ready to see patients, at 1320. You will work in the clinic with different doctors each day and will get a schedule when you arrive. You work with that doctor until they are done for the day. Sometimes the hospital doctor will call you to come see an interesting case.
The students take call Monday – Thursday night. Each student takes 2 nights a week. You need to be at the hospital until 2200, and then you may go home if there is nothing going on. The "On-Call" doctor will call you if anything comes up that they want you to see. We ask that you provide your cell phone number for call backs. If this is a problem, please contact Heather as soon as possible to make other arrangements.
The clinic has a break room with a refrigerator and freezer, a microwave, sink, dishes and plastic ware. You can bring a lunch with you or get food at the hospital cafeteria. You will receive a discount with your Portneuf Medical Center ID badge.