Madigan Army Medical Center-OB GYN 667
Welcome to Madigan Army Medical Center. We are one of the major US Army medical facilities participating in the Clinical Clerkship Program. This program is well supported by the commander of the hospital, as well as the clinical staff. We are very proud of our training program and our opportunity to contribute to your medical education. The following information is provided to assist in orienting you to Madigan and Fort Lewis and to make your time with us successful and productive.
Directions to Fort Lewis and Madigan Army Medical Center
From I-5 take Exit 120 (Ft. Lewis Main Gate). Proceed to the Visitor Center (to the right of the gate) to obtain a one-day pass to enter post. You will need your vehicle registration, proof of insurance and a valid driver's license. After receiving your pass, take a right turn out of the Visitor Center and go to the third traffic light and turn left onto Pendleton Avenue. Proceed to Madigan (name of street changes to Jackson Avenue). Do not exceed posted speed limits. Madigan will be on the left and park in any parking lot except patient parking areas.
All paperwork must be turned in no later than 30 days prior to the start of your rotation. Please fax your paperwork to 253-968-0958, attention
. Please confirm with her that she received your paperwork. If you do not meet this deadline, your rotation will be canceled.
If you arrive at Madigan between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., report to the Graduate Medical Education (GME) office located on the 2nd floor of the medical mall (Point of Contact at the GME office is Nichole Davenport. The address is Graduate Medical Education, Madigan Army Medical Center, ATTN: MCHJ-EDME, Tacoma, WA 98431). Once you've checked in with GME and completed your in-processing, you may proceed to the IHG Army Hotel, Bldg. 0211 on Utah Street. The easiest route is to go back out to Jackson Avenue (main road in front of the hospital) and go left out to Madigan Gate. Get on I-5 going south and re-enter Fort Lewis at Main Gate where you first obtained your vehicle pass. Follow the signs to the hotel and turn right at the second light onto Nevada Avenue. The hotel is on the left side of the road, telephone number (253) 966-9738. You will check in and receive the key to your room. Further directions will be given to you by lodging personnel when you check in.
First Day Instructions
Medical students are expected to report to the Madigan Clerkship Director in the OB/GYN Clinic (Dr. Melody Nolan) at 6:45 a.m. the morning following your Ob/Gyn Clerkship Orientation at UW. The clinic is located on the ground floor at the bottom of the escalator in the Medical Mall. If you have any questions, please call Dr. Nolan at 253-291-1638 or Mallory Brosier at 253-968-0325.
Telephone Messages and Mail
Following is a list of telephone numbers in the department. You will be given a department telephone roster upon arriving at the clinic.
Dr. Melody Nolan, Site Director: (253)291-1638 (pager)
Mallory Brosier will accept emergent messages for you. If you wish to have your mail forwarded, please use the following address:
Housing and Meals
You will be staying at the IHG Army Hotel on base while on rotation at Madigan. Whitney Hiatt will coordinate reservations for all students with the hotel prior to the start of their rotation and will send the student their confirmation code for housing. If there is a need to call the hotel directly, please call 253-966-9719.
There is a shuttle service offered from IHG Army Lodging and Madigan Army Medical Center. Click here for the current shuttle schedule.
While at Madigan, you may purchase all meals in the hospital dining facility. The Madigan Café, located near the old hospital, is open for lunch only. Additionally, located near the hospital dining facility are located the following: Sushi, Subway, and Anthony's Pizza. There are refrigerators and microwaves available in the break room in the clinic and on the Labor and Delivery Deck.
At all times you are expected to present a neat and clean appearance. During the workweek, male students should wear a shirt, tie, slacks, and short white coat. Blue jeans and shorts are not acceptable attire during normal working hours.
Lockers for medical students are available on Labor and Delivery.
Call & Pagers
During your clerkship you will be assigned to shift work on Labor and Delivery (L&D). L& D shifts are 8-10 hours. Some shifts extend into Saturday morning or Sunday evening. However, it is unlikely that you will rotate on the weekends unless there is a holiday during your rotation.
Department Conference Schedule
There is a formal conference and morning report each weekday at 7:00 a.m. in the OB/GYN conference room (Sakakini Conference Room located by L&D). Attendance is mandatory. On Thursdays there is a quiz on an assigned reading topic and then morning report follows. Each Wednesday morning is dedicated to didactic lectures.