Academic Year 2017-2018
Start and End Dates
*Please Note: Beginning Summer A NBME Exams will be held on the last Thursday of every rotation.
|Spring A||Spring B|
|Orientation:||March 27||Orientation:||May 8|
|Period 1:||Mar 27- April 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|
|Summer A||Summer B|
|Orientation:||June 26||Orientation:||Aug 7|
|Period 1:||June 26- July 14||Period 1:||Aug 7-25|
|Period 2:||July 17- Aug 3||Period 2:||Aug 28-Sept 14|
|Final Exam:||Aug 3||Final Exam:||Sept 14|
|Autumn A||Autumn B|
|Orientation:||Sept 25||Orientation:||Nov 6|
|Period 1:||Sept 25-Oct 13||Period 1:||Nov 6-24|
|Period 2:||Oct 16- Nov 2||Period 2:||Nov 27 - Dec 14|
|Final Exam:||Nov 2||Final Exam:||Dec 14|
|Winter A||Winter B|
|Orientation:||Jan 2*||Orientation:||Feb 12|
|Period 1:||Jan 2-19||Period 1:||Feb 12-March 2|
|Period 2:||Jan 22-Feb 8||Period 2:||March 5-22|
|Final Exam:||Feb 8||Final Exam:||March 22|
*Orientation and first day of clerkship on Tuesday due to UW holiday on Monday.
First Day Orientation
Report to: University of Washington
Room BB-667H (Conference Room)
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Day: First day of 6-week Ob/Gyn rotation
All students required to attend orientation will receive an email from the Clerkship Administrator with more details 6 weeks prior to the start of the rotation. Students are expected to report to their clerkship site after orientation.
Virtual Orientation for non-Seattle sites
We also offer a virtual orientation via Zoom to those unable to attend in Seattle. This orientation will be from 8:30 - 10:00 AM PST. The Clerkship Administrator will send the link to all students not attending in person by the Friday before the clerkship start date.
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 the Clerkship Administrator 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
Students will take the OB/GYN Final Exam on the last day of the clerkship and have no clerkship requirements after the exam is completed. The School of Medicine Testing Office will send information regarding exam location to students by week 2 of the clerkship.