Day 1: Orientation - all Third Year Required Clerkships

The following TWO sessions are required for all Surgery Clerkship Seattle sites:
  1. General Orientation
    7:30am - 9:30am
    VA Puget Sound: 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108
    unless otherwise noted, please check emails

  2. Site Orientation
    10am - 4pm
    Please report to your assigned site
    unless otherwise noted, please check emails

In addiiton to the Orientation material on this page please carefully review the informaiton provided for your speicfic site in the drop down menu above.

Watch for emails 1 month & 1 week prior to the first day of your clerkship for specific details regarding your orientation sessions.

Please review the dress code policy on the "Clerkship" tab above.

Previously recorded General orientation session available for online streaming.

Below are orientation materials you may choose to print off and bring with you. Other materials will be provided at Orientation:

Welcome from Dr. Tatum Communcation With Patients
10 Golden Rules Harborview Map
2015 - 2016 Resident Photo Roster Swedish Map
Evaluation Example VA of Puget Sound Map
Patient Write-up Example Virginia Mason Map
Medical Student Prep Guide Madigan Map


Surgery Clerkship Rotation Dates

July 6, 2015 - August 14, 2016
August 17, 2015 - September 25, 2015
September 28, 2015 - November 6, 2015
November 9, 2015 - December 18, 2015
January 4, 2016 - February 12, 2016
February 16, 2016 - March 25, 2016
March 28, 2016 - May 6, 2016
May 9, 2016 - June 17, 2016



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.