Day 1: Orientation - all Third Year Required Clerkships

The following TWO sessions are required for all Surgery students:

  1. General Orientation Session:
    7:30am - 9:00am (Pacific time)
    Seattle: in person at UWMC, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195
    WWAMI: virtual connection using Zoom; please work with your site on where to attend the virtual session. You will need a computer with an internet connection and speakers/headphones to hear the presenter

    Approximately 6 weeks prior to your first day you will receive an email that will contain:
    Seattle - conference room location
    WWAMI - Zoom connection information

  2. Site Orientation:
    Seattle sites (UWMC, HMC, VA, Swedish, NWH and the VA): 10:00am - 4:00pm
    WWAMI: please report to your site at the time specified by your site coordinator

Please review:

1. Department of Surgery's Dress Code Policy

2. UW School of Medicine website regarding their Policy on Professional Conduct


Previously recorded General orientation session available for online streaming (fast forward to 1:30)(updated AY 16-17)

All students will be given an orientation packet. Seattle students will get this at their in person orientation at UWMC. WWAMI sites will receive them from their site coordinator.

Additional orientation materials are below. These are helpful documents but you are not required to print them.

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


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.