Group Health, Tacoma-OB GYN 664
The Tacoma/Pierce County community takes pride in its independence from Seattle/King County. Both patients and medical providers expect that all recommended care and treatment be available in Tacoma. Notwithstanding the above, there is frequent and reliable public transportation, including express busses and commuter trains that students may choose to use.
Housing arrangements for your stay in Tacoma will be coordinated by Kareena Andreas (253-403-8684). Please contact her a few days before going to Tacoma to find out when and where to pick up the keys to your apartment.
Inpatient activities will be at St. Joseph's Hospital. Students must complete the Franciscan Health Paperwork and submit to
four weeks before the start date of their rotation to ensure all credentialing paperwork for St. Joseph's Hospital is submitted (this is in addition to the credentialing paperwork required for Group Health).
Students spend one day a week on call, including night call, with the following day off. Still, if there is no labor we often send students home and we will call them if anything changes. Students have the option to be in the office the next day. One student will be on call on Monday and one on Thursay to avoid post-call happening during required student didactics in Seattle.
Students are required to attend weekly didactics at UWMC every Wednesday morning. Didactics are from 8am-1pm; the schedule is handed out at required clerkship orientation.