First Things First - SURG 603 - Spokane VAMC

Six weeks prior to the start of your rotation email Amanda Zaharie (Amanda.Zaharie@va.gov) | 509.434.7000 ext. 6212) and Michel Hunt (Michel.Hunt@va.gov | 509.434.7082) to set up an in processing appointment, which is required for hospital privileges. ** Failure to contact Amanda and Michel in the time specified will cancel your rotation. **

Spokane VAMC Seasonal Influenza Prevention Program (Directive # 1192) for students rotating Dec 1 - March 30: https://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=1

One week prior to your rotation you will recive an email that will contain orientation information. This will include Zoom connection information for remote access to the presentation. Please also check the information under the main "Clerkship" tab at the top of this page. Choose "Orientation" in the dropdown menu.

** Please note: you are REQUIRED to return any items loaned to you for your course before the end of your rotation.

Spokane VAMC Site Coordinator:
Amanda Zaharie - phone: 509.434.7000 ext. 6212, email: Amanda.Zaharie@va.gov
Michel Hunt - phone: 509.434.7082, email: Michel.Hunt@va.gov
Fax: 509.435.8601


  • Immunization records: Obtain student immunization records through UW Hall Health (myshots@u.washington.edu, 206.616.9074)
  • Work Hours Policy
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    The goals of the medical students and the faculty of the School of Medicine are one and the same: to get the best medical education possible while not ignoring overall health and happiness. Attention needs to be paid to both duty/work hours and personal time.

    Work hours rules have been developed for residents, but similar rules have not been developed for medical students. There are obvious differences in terms of goals, reimbursement, and responsibilities between residents and students. Nonetheless, some guidelines for students apply.