Neurology 658

Olympia Neurology

525 Lilly Rd NE, Suite 210
Olympia, WA 98506
Site Director: Dr. Greg Bell
Office Contact: Pam Fox
Phone: 360-464-6018
Fax 360-359-4793
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Pre-arrival Requirements

Go to http://washington.providence.org/hospitals/st-peter/for-healthcare-professionals/student-and-instructor-prep-portal/allied-health-students/  

Detailed instructions will be sent by:

Michelle Pelt, Program Operations Administrator
Western Washington WWAMI Regional Office
112 East Broadway Ave
Montesano, WA 98563
Phone 360-249-0823
Cell 360-580-7257
Fax 360-249-0546
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GME contact at St. Peter Hospital is:

Kathleen Rubida
Providence St. Peter Hospital
Education, Organizational Development
413 Lilly Road NE Olympia, WA 98502
Ph 360-493-4329
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Orientation, First Day & What To Bring

Clerkship orientation: Students in Olympia will view the online orientation video before the first day.  An email will tell you more one week before starting.  Contact Dr. Bell's office to find out when you should arrive in the morning.

Equipment to bring: White coat and name tag, reflex hammer, tuning fork (128Hz), stethoscope, (Ophthalmoscope recommended). Photo ID

Didactics: Each Thursday didactics take place at UW from 1-4PM.  Given the travel distance for this Seattle-area site, students can decide if they want to attend in person or treat the clerkship like an away rotation and watch online videos.

 

Travel & Housing

Travel reimbursement: You will receive mileage reimbursement for one roundtrip to and from Olympia, and for your trips back and forth to Seattle for weekly class meetings. Contact Scott Bailey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange for reimbursement.

Driving directions to Olympia Neurology (click HERE for map):
(From Seattle) Take I-5 South to Martin Way exit (#109) in Olympia.
Turn RIGHT at Martin Way.
Travel on Martin Way (a little over a mile ) until Lilly Rd; turn RIGHT on Lilly Rd.
Olympia Neurology is in the St. Peter Professional Building at 525 Lilly Rd.
It is just past the entrance to St. Peter Hospital on the left side of the road.

Housing:  A 3-bedroom house shared by UW Students from Neurology, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Pediatrics.  This house is 5.8 miles SE of Providence St. Peters Hospital.  Students will need a car or bike for transportation. No phone line supplied, but there is internet, a printer, and cable TV. Key in a lock box at the house. 6863 Flute St SE, Lacey, WA 98513. Please contact Michelle Pelt for more information and the lock box code – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., clinic 360-249-0823, cell 360-580-7257

 

Course Requirements

The course requirements depend on whether you would like to treat the Olympia site as a Seattle-area rotation or WWAMI rotation.  Please let Dr. Kraus know.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If Seattle:

  • Drive to Seattle each Thurs to arrive by 1PM
  • One live lecture per week
  • Discussion of clinical case from the week presented by a student
  • Practice the neurology exam in class on your peers

If WWAMI:

  • No driving to Seattle except for the final exam
  • Watch two video lectures per week
  • Watch videos of Dr. Kraus doing the exam and learn from your preceptors
  • Refer to the Distance Learning page for due dates and read below

Cases: Two case write-ups are due each week. Further information is available in the orientation video and on the Cases page. Your assigned case numbers are on the Distance Learning page. Please note that your assigned case numbers are different than for the Seattle-based students. Weekly case answers and video lectures will be available on the Distance Learning page on Thursdays after 1PM.

Patient log: You are required to log in the patients you have seen each week. The log is described in the clerkship orientation video. Additional details are on the Patient Log page.

Clinical & Bioethical Mini-CEX exercises: You are required to do both a clinical and a bioethical mini-CEX for this course. See the Mini-CEX page for details.

Presentations: Presentation requirements are described in the orientation video and are available on the Presentations page.

Final exam: Your final exam will be held in Seattle.  The scheduling/notification process runs through UW Testing Services and the contact email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See the Final Exam page for information about the exam.