Neurology 657


307 S. 12th Avenue, Suite 16
Yakima, WA 98902
Site Director: Richard Sloop, MD
Clinic Manager: Debbie Rippee  
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Phone: 509-452-1234
Fax: 509-249-5831


Pre-arrival Requirements

Two hospitals are used for this rotation.  Both have their own set of paperwork.  Complete and submit the paperwork NO LATER than 4 weeks before your rotation begins.

Yakima Regional

  • Go to  Under Student Applications, select Active Students.  
  • On the first page there is a list of documents that you need to sign and attach.  See this attachment.  You don't need to worry about all the items with a blue cross because they are part of the Letter of Good Standing sent by the school on your behalf.
  • You are responsible for the signature of Dr. Sloop on the 2nd and final pages.
  • After finishing the paperwork send the following:
    • The 2nd and final pages for Dr. Sloop's signature to Debbie Rippee (fax or scan&email, see above) who will then forward that to the credentialing office.
    • All pages (fax or scan&email) to the cendentialing office.
    • Contact information for the credentialing office is under "New Applications" on the same application webpage.


Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

Kim Wakeman, MBA
Student Experience Specialist
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
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Phone 509-574-5958


Travel & Housing

Travel: Contact Dr. Sloop’s office for driving directions. You will receive mileage reimbursement for one roundtrip to and from Yakima. Contact Scott Bailey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange for travel reimbursement.

Housing: Housing is provided for this site either in an apartment or an extended stay hotel, depending on availability. The clerkship coordinator will contact you with details.


First Day

Contact Dr. Sloop's office at least a week before your start to find out when to arrive your first day.

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


Course Requirements

Course requirements are listed below. Refer to the Distance Learning page for due dates.

Clerkship orientation: You will need to view the away student orientation video on the Distance Learning page. Please let the clerkship coordinator know if you have questions or any difficulties viewing the video.

Pocket syllabus: A “pocket syllabus” will be mailed to you. A printable (PDF) version is also available on the Pocket Syllabus page.

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 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 unless you tell the clerkship director otherwise.  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.. You may have the last Thurs off for travel and studying. See the Final Exam page for more information.