First Things First - SURG 666 - Boise, ID

Read VERY carefully and completely:

Students scheduled in SURG 666 MUST complete all advance paperwork and pre-orientation requirements or they will not be allowed to start the rotation as scheduled:

  1. Boise VAMC: Contact Julie Thompson (Julie.Thompson2@va.gov | 208.422.1000, ext. 4166) at the Boise VA Education Division for required paperwork and fingerprints for a federal background check. If you are not near a VA facility, let Julie know so that arrangements can be made to send you a manual fingerprint card. This should be done no later than 4 weeks prior to the start of rotation, as it can take an additional 2-4 weeks for background checks to be processed. The Boise VA will not issue ID badges or grant computer access until all components are complete. If you have a current VA ID badge, or have been issued one in the past, let Julie know when you were fingerprinted and where the ID badge was issued.

  2. St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center (SLHS): Students on the Boise VA surgery clerkship have the opportunity to scrub in for vascular cases at St. Luke’s with Dr. Philippe Masser. SLHS has a 3-step credentialing process and the final step MUST be completed 2 weeks prior to the start of your rotation.
    • Contact Cynthia Probasco (probascc@slhs.org | 208.381.7857) to request teh SLHS Student Registration Template
    • Complete and return the Template to Ms. Probasco
    • Additional instructions will be sent along with the Template, be sure to complete each step as directed
    • Failure to complete all steps of the credentialing process will mean you will not be allowed to scrub in at SLHS
  3. Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center: Students on the Boise VA surgery clerkship will scrub for pediatric cases at Saint Alphonsus with Dr. Adrian Curnow. Students will not be contacted by the credentialing office in advance. All students completing clinical clerkships that take place in part or in whole at Saint Alphonsus are expected to complete and return required student credentialing items directly to Saint Alphonsus:
    • Access the Saint Alphonsus student website at: https://www.saintalphonsus.org/graduate-medical-education
    • Read the Student Orientation Manual; complete and sign the Student Orientation Worksheet found in the manual
    • Complete the Clerkship/Rotation Form (Supervising Physician will sign the form after it is returned to Saint Alphonsus)
    • Complete the Confidentiality Agreement
    • If rotating between Nov 1 – March 31, provide Influenza vaccination verification
    • Return all 3 completed documents to Kim Phillips (Kimberly.Philipps@saintalphonsus.org | 208.367-2159) no later than 4 weeks PRIOR to the start of your rotation
    • Documentation that is not received on time or is incomplete will not be processed.
    • Note: Letter of Good Standing and Certificate of Liability are provided by UWSOM on your behalf directly to site.

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.

For housing, directions or clerkship specific information, contact the Site Coordinator:
Linda Clark
UW Medical Student Coordinator
VAMC MSO (111R)
500 W. Fort Street
Boise, ID 83702
phone: 208.422.1000, ext. 7642
Linda.Clark4@va.gov
Work Hours Policy
clock

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.