First Things First - Boise, ID

4wks Four weeks prior to your rotation start date, students must must complete the following additional steps prior to starting at Boise VA Medical Center.

  1. Email the following information to BOTH Linda Clark ( AND Tammy Lanning ( to ensure that hospital privileges will be ready when you arrive.
    • Full name including middle initial
    • Pager #
    • Email address
    • Current CPR certification? (yes/no)
    • Have you been fingerprinted at a VA facility for a prior rotation? If yes, when (month/year) and where?
    • Immunization records: Obtain student immunization records through UW Hall Health (, 206.616.9074)

  2. Students scheduled for Surgery at the Boise VA MUST complete all advance paperwork and pre-orientation requirements before participation at the Boise VA as scheduled. Be sure to contact Tammy Lanning (as instructed above) at the Boise VA Education Division to make arrangements for submitting paperwork and fingerprints. This should be done at least 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: Tammy Lanning ( | 208.422.1000, ext. 7293)

  3. Boise students will have the opportuny to scrub in at St. Luke’s OR for vascular & pediatric cases. Students MUST contact Cynthia Probasco ( | 208.381.7857) at least 4 weeks prior to the start of their rotation to begin the credentialing process. Alt email contact St. Luke's Health Services (


Boise VAMC Site Coordinator:
Linda Clark
Student Coordinator
VAMC MSO (111)
500 W. Fort Street
Boise, ID 83702
phone: 208.422.1000, ext. 7642
Work Hours Policy

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.