First Things First - SURG 674 - Virginia Mason

6wks Six weeks prior to your rotation start date, send the following forms to Gina Franco ( | 206.341.0716) to ensure that hospital privileges will be ready when you arrive.

  • Virginia Mason Student Training Application Packet (The Fitness for Duty form may be signed off by School of Medicine compliance officer, Laura Ellis, A-300 Academic Affairs: ( | fax: 206.543.9052)
  • Please use the following information when filling out your packet:
    • VM Manager Name: Gillian Abshire
      VM Manager Phone #: 206-223-6904
      VM Manager Email:
      VM Department Name: Graduate Medical Education

A flu shot is required during flu season for participation at Virginia Mason. Shots may be requested at UW Hall Health Immunization Clinic. Please contact the clinic as soon as possible to schedule a time ( | 206.685.1011).

Update May 2013: Virginia Mason has renewed their benefits program for 2013-2014 academic year. The program includes a meal card loaded with $12.25 each day, and a parking pass for free parking at several of their nearby garages. If interested, please bring a $100 check as deposit made out to Virginia Mason on the first day of rotation. This deposit check will be retained and deposited only if items are not returned within five days after last date assigned at Virginia Mason.

One week prior to your rotation you will receive an email that will contain orientation information. This will include Zoom connection information for remote access to the presentation. Please also check the information under the main "Clerkship" tab at the top of this page. Choose "Orientation" in the dropdown menu.

Virginia Mason Site Coordinator:
Gina Franco
Graduate Medical Education
Virginia Mason Medical Center
925 Seneca Street, H8-GME
Seattle, WA 98101
phone: 206.341.0716


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.