Where To Go On the First Day of Clinical Clerkship at Jackson Park Hospital

At Jackson Park Hospital one of the most common questions students ask is where to go. If it’s your first time then you will obviously will not know where to go unless you did AICM. However, if you are from MUA, SGU, Avalon, Xavier University or any other medical school other than SJSM, you will not know where AICM room is. The places to go in Jackson Park Hospital for clinical clerkship depends on if you are doing core rotations or elective rotations. If you are doing core rotations then you go Leon Gholston or Lorraine McCrary; their offices are in the same hallway as the AICM classes, which are located in the building across the ambulance parking bay. The ambulance parking bay is in the emergency area, and it’s located between the Family Medicine building and the hospital.
The red circle is pointed toward an entry way between the two buildings. You will see students going in and out from there for core rotations and AICM classes.

If you are doing electives there then you go to Rosemary Brown or Cornelius Ford or other officers in their unit, which is located in the corner of the hospital which faces diagonally to BP across the street.

The red circle is pointed towards a door that is diagonally facing BP gas station. This is where you go to for elective rotations.

How to Get Student Loans for Caribbean Medical Schools

Paying for tuition and personal expenses is one of the main factors that students have to go through when they go to a Caribbean medical school other than Ross, AUC, or SGU.  The big three medical school have Federal Student Loans and so getting loans to cover everything is no problem.  But if you don’t go to the big three there are several other ways to get loans to finance it, however, you have to have endurance to get those loans.
MBA Degree
A lot of students in Chicago are taking the online Masters of Business Administration program. I’m sure there are other degrees to pursue but they stick with MBA because it would help them in their medical careers. I mentioned that you need to have endurance to get loans because you will have to go an online MBA class in order to get the loans. I have seen students get $10,000 every four months to fund their tuition. It may sound easy since it’s online but it really isn’t easy. My friends complain that they have to write numerous essays, read articles, and write discussions posts about them on forums, and do online group projects.
How to Get Federal Student Loans
  1. You have to be a US citizen with a bachelor’s degree from a US college.
  2. Do not have anything assets in your name (ex. house, mortgage, cars, bonds, etc.).
  3. Also, do not have your parents or anyone count you as a dependent from now on when claiming taxes.
  4. First apply to a school that offers an MBA program; there are many which are affiliated with Caribbean medical schools.
  5. Fill out FAFSA form after you are accepted to the school of your choice; if you are approved you will get a maximum of $20,500 per year.
  6. If you want more than $20,500 per year, then you can apply for Grad PLUS Loans, in which you will get more money, at least $3,000 more per year or maybe even more, depending on your financial status.  However, in order to get the Grad PLUS Loans, you will need to have a good credit score. When you get Grad PLUS Loans
  7. Your school fees shouldn’t be no more than $2000 or so. If you request to receive the maximum loan disbursement then you will get all the $20,500 minus the school fees for the year.
  8. Whatever money the school doesn’t use, they will refund it to your bank account. With that money you can either return it or use it for your medical school tuition or personal expenses.

    iPad 3 with Retina Display For Sale

    SOLD on 2/17/14

    A student near Hyde Park, Chicago is selling his black iPad 3. It is scratch fee and it comes with a cover and its original charger. He is selling it for $350 or best offer.  Apple is selling the iPad 2 for $400 so getting the iPad 3 in mint condition for $350 is a pretty good offer.  Plus the iPad 2 is not retina display, but the iPad 3 that he is selling is.  For those who do not know, retina display is like high definition for the Apple iPad displays. The student upgraded the iPad to iOS 7 so it will come with the latest software.

    You can do your USMLE World question bank while you are on rotations, load PDF books, type up H&P for Internal Medicine rotations because there are not enough computers available in the day room of the second floor, and many more tasks for rotations. If you are interested then please use the contact form and I will email you his cell number so you can contact him.

    The pictures are provided below:

    Apple iPad 3 with Retina Display
    Apple iPad 3 with Retina Display
    Apple iPad 3 with Retina Display