Madigan Site Coordinator:
Graduate Medical Education
Madigan Army Medical Center
9040A Jackson Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98431-1100
From I-5 take Exit 120 (Ft. Lewis Main Gate). Proceed to the Visitor Center to obtain a one-day pass to enter post. You will need your vehicle registration, proof of insurance, and a valid driver’s license. Students rotating for more than 30-days will need to return to the Visitor Center after they have been issued their Madigan badge. The badge displays end date and allows for an extended pass to be made. Visitor Center hours are from 6:00am to 10:00pm. After receiving your pass, take a right turn out of the Visitor Center and turn left onto Pendleton Avenue. Proceed to Madigan. It will be on the left. Park in any parking lot except patient parking areas.
Report to Nichole Davenport in the Graduate Medical Education (GME) office located in the Medical Library on the second floor of the Medical Mall.
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.