First Things First - SURG 677 - Sheridan, WY

4wks Four weeks prior to your rotation start date, students must complete the following additional steps prior to starting at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

  1. Email the following information to BOTH Christy Allen ( AND Megan Hendrickson ( to ensure that hospital privileges will be ready when you arrive. You will then receive a follow-up email from the HR Assistant with log-in and instructions to complete the online SMH safety videos before your arrival.
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Middle initial
    • Social Security #
    • Date of Birth
    • Cell Phone #
    • Email address

  2. Download and FAX (307-673-2411) or EMAIL PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL the following items:
    • HR Documents (pre-rotation)
    • SMH- MSA Preceptee Policy Application
    • Copy of your Driver’s License
    • ACLS and/or BLS certification
    • Copy of Bkgd Check Results: Obtain through UW school
    • Copy of Drug Test Results: Obtain through UW school
    • Immunization records: Obtain student immunization records through UW Hall Health (, 206.616.9074)
    • (please include immunization summary, TB history and Respirator mask fit documents)

  3. Please plan to report to the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Human Resources office (2nd floor) on the first scheduled day of your clerkship rotation to ensure all requirements have been met and to complete HR processing. Questions may be addressed to the below administrators at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

  4. This site requires a Drug Screen: Students should complete drug screens prior to the start of the clerkship. In Seattle, drug screening services are available at: Drug screens should be current within one week. Drug screening is also available at Sheridan Memorial Hospital but must be completed prior to the clerkship. Notify Megan Hendrickson in advance at 307.675.5833 to make arrangements

One week prior to your rotation you will recive another email that will contain Orientation information. This will include time, location and what to expect on your first day. Please also check the information under the main "Clerkship" tab at the top of this page. Choose "Orientation" in the dropdown menu.

Sheridan Site Administrator:
Christy Allen
Big Horn Surgical
Sheridan Memorial Hospital
1333 West 5th Street, Ste. 200
Sheridan, WY 82801
phone: 307.673.3181
fax: 307.673.3180

Medical Staff Coordinator:
Megan Hendrickson
Medical Staff Services
Sheridan Memorial Hospital
1401 West 5th Street
Sheridan, WY 82801
phone: 307.675.5833
fax: 307.673.2411

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.