First Things First - SURG 678 - Kalispell, MT

6wks Six weeks prior to your rotation start date, students must complete the following additional steps prior to starting at Kalispell, MT.

  1. Email the following information to BOTH Roni Shenefelt ( AND Amy Sterchi ( to ensure that hospital privileges will be ready when you arrive.
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Middle initial
    • Date of Birth
    • Cell Phone #
    • Email address
    • current photo for ID badge
    • Immunization records: Obtain student immunization records through UW Hall Health and submit them to the Student Coordinator (, 206.616.9074)

  2. Visit the Kalispell Healthcare website of important clerkship information. Please fill out and submit the "Student Personal Information Form".
  3. Complete the required on-line forms at least one month prior to the rotation start date so that computer access, etc. will be set up in time for the beginning of the rotation.
  4. View the following documents for Housing Information and Building Rules and Regulations. Housing will be shared with other clerkship students.  Additional accommodation of a spouse must be requested 30 days in advance, and is not guaranteed.

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.

Kalispell Site Administrator:
Roni Shenefelt
Northwest Montana Surgical Associates
Kalispell Regional Medical Center
310 Sunnyview Lane
Kalispell, MT 59901
phone: 406.756.6927
fax: 406.752.8220

Student Coordinator:
Amy Sterchi
Kalispell Regional Medical Center
310 Sunnyview Lane
Kalispell, MT 59901
phone: 406.751.7694
fax: 406.756.3693

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.