Academic Year 2016-2017

Start and End Dates

Summer A Summer B
Orientation: July 5* Orientation: Aug 15
Period 1: July 5-22 Period 1: Aug 15-Sept 2
Period 2: July 25-Aug 12 Period 2: Sept 5-23
Final Exam: Aug 12 Final Exam: Sept 23
Autumn A Autumn B
Orientation: Sept 26 Orientation: Nov 7
Period 1: Sept 26-Oct 14 Period 1: Nov 7-25
Period 2: Oct 17-Nov 4 Period 2: Nov 28-Dec 16
Final Exam: Nov 4 Final Exam: Dec 16
Winter A Winter B
Orientation: Jan 3* Orientation: Feb 13
Period 1: Jan 3-20 Period 1: Feb 13-March 3
Period 2: Jan 23-Feb 10 Period 2: March 6-24
Final Exam: Feb 10 Final Exam: March 24
Spring A Spring B
Orientation: March 27 Orientation: May 8
Period 1: Mar 27-Apr 14 Period 1: May 8-26
Period 2: April 17-May 5 Period 2: May 30-June 16
Final Exam: May 5 Final Exam: June 16

*Orientation and first day of clerkship on Tuesday due to UW holiday on Monday.

First Day Orientation

Seattle area as well as Yakima, Bellingham, and Wenatchee

Report to:  University of Washington
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Room BB-667H (Conference Room)

Time:          8:30 AM
Day:           First day of 6-week Ob/Gyn rotation

All students required to attend orientation will receive an email from Whitney Hiatt with more details 6 weeks prior to the start of the rotation.

Following morning orientation students at sites other than UWMC report to their assigned site, which will have its own orientation. You should come prepared to go directly to your assigned site.

Virtual Orientation for non-Seattle sites

We also offer a virtual orientation via Zoom to those unable to attend in Seattle. Please email Whitney for the link to the virtual orientation if you are interested in joining.

Site Schedules

During your site orientation and throughout the clerkship you will be given information about your site's schedule. On-call schedules vary based on site. Some information can be found on the individual faculty/site tab of this website. You can also contact your site coordinator in advance to determine that schedule.

Work hours will not be specifically logged unless you feel it is necessary because of a potential violation. If you are working close to the 80-hour limit, please document your hours for the week in question and present these hours to your site director as soon as possible. Your work schedule will be modified as appropriate. You will never be discriminated against for following the work hour policy. For more details about this policy, please refer to the Reference tab of this website.

You have a professional responsibility to adhere to scheduled assignments. It is basic courtesy and your professional responsibility to let the appropriate people know if you cannot be at an assigned place. If unforeseen events or double scheduling preclude your attendance at a scheduled activity, check with your preceptor or coordinator to resolve the conflict and to determine how to provide appropriate notification.

The WWAMI site student should check with the site coordinator for release time for the Final Exam. All students will have the final Thursday of the rotation as a study day. Students returning to Seattle to take the exam may borrow study texts from Whitney Hiatt in RR-601, The exam is given the last Friday of the rotation from 9am-12pm. Location is determined based on student preference (final exam locations are Anchorage, Billings, Missoula, Cheyenne, Boise, Spokane, and Seattle).

During clinical rotations, students will adhere to the schedules set forth by the site or clerkship director. There are no guaranteed holidays off. Please check with your specific site director about holidays, such as the day after Thanksgiving, to see if you will be permitted to have that day off. Do not assume that a University of Washington holiday applies to you.

Final Day of Clerkship

Report to your exam location no later than 8:45am on the final Friday of the clerkship. Exam location and room number are indicated in an advance email sent to students approximately one week prior to the final exam. Students may contact Whitney Hiatt via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (206) 543-3892 to confirm the location of their exam.

The final exam is a timed exam lasting two and a half hours. With time allotted for instructions, students should expect to be done with clerkship activities by 11:45am, but no later than 12:00pm.

If you require special accommodations for any part of the clerkship, including your exam contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to the first day of the clerkship.