First Things First - SURG 675 - Caldwell, ID

All students rotating in SURG 675 MUST complete all of the below requirements. If any requirements are missing your rotation will be cancelled.

6 weeks prior to your start date email the following information to Carol Lunt (| 208.888.6768):

While rotating in SURG 675 you will spend time at multiple facilities, two of which require credentialing: 

  1. West Valley Medical Center: 4 weeks prior to your start date contact Kellie Foreman ( to obtain specific instructions for completing credentialing requirements. These credentialing requirements will include but are not limited to drug screen & in person alcohol test and in person orientation class which will take place the first week of your rotation. Your drug screen should be completed at a UW drug screen site if possible. Please note communication from West Valley will state students are required to submit their drug screening results. You must be drug screened however, students should not send drug screen results to West Valley. The UW SOM will supply West Valley with your drug screen clear date which will satisfy their requirements.  
  1. Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center: Credentialing for this site must be submitted no less than 30 days prior to the start of your rotation.  Visit to obtain paperwork. Please note: Letter of Good Standing and Certificate of Liability are both automatically sent directly to the site by the UWSOM.

If you have not completed OR training at St. Alphonsus please contact Holly Kaufman, Nurse Educator, to sign up for training. Phone: 208.367.3173

For housing please contact Sarah Keshian at the Idaho WWAMI office. Email: Phone: 208.364.4546

One week prior to your rotation you will receive 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 immunization records: contact UW Hall Health ( | 206.616.9074)

Caldwell Surgery Site Coordinator:
Carol Lunt
Advanced Surgery of Idaho
404 E. Elm Street
Caldwell, ID 83605
phone: 208.888.6768
fax: 208.459.0380

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.