All participants at the VAMC must be processed prior to beginning of rotation. This can take several weeks, so start no less than 4 weeks prior to start of rotation. HR appointments need to be arranged. Bring two forms of ID, copies of the VAMC forms, and the two certificates from the Employee Education System (EES) to your HR appointment. See below for additional information.
SURG 673 students: 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.
VAMC Site Coordinator:
Program Specialist, Surgery Services, Data Management and Resident Coordinator
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
1660 S. Columbian Way, Mailstop: S-112
Seattle, WA 98108
office location: Bldg 1, Room 306
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.