Ambulatory Surgery

  • Recognize and discuss the common ambulatory problems common to the surgical specialty. This includes the ability to formulate a differential diagnosis and development of a plan to establish the diagnosis.
  • Identify and differentiate acute problems needing immediate attention by a surgeon and those that are more chronic in nature.
  • Outline a plan of management for these patients.
  • At the completion of the clerkship experience, be able to identify conditions that warrant referral to a pediatric surgeon and differentiate them from those that may be managed by the primary care physician.
  • In the clinic, demonstrate and sharpen skills in basic surgical techniques such as excision of cutaneous and subcutaneous lesions, knot-tying, suturing, and limited dissection.

658 Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Center, Tacoma, WA

4wks Four weeks prior to your rotation start date, please provide the following forms and information to the site coordinator, Kareena Andreas ( | 253.403.8684):

Report to:
Kareena Andreas for processing
Multicare Mary Bridge Children's Hospital
Hospital Coffee Bar, near main entrance
By appointment, contact Kareena Andreas

659 Madigan, Tacoma, WA

4wks Four weeks prior to your rotation start date, please contact the site coordinator, Julie Krzmarzick ( | 253.968.1511):

Report to:
Julie Krzmarzicks for processing
Madigan, Tacoma, WA
By appointment, contact Julie Krzmarzick

692 Seattle Childrens Hospital

4wks Four weeks prior to your rotation start date, please contact Christina Parrao ( | 206.987.1177) AND Sara Fear ( | 206.987.2008) for important instructions and information. Include the following:

  • Phone/pager number
  • Email address
  • SSN (You may call student coordinator, Sara Fear at 206.987.2008 with this data)
  • Whether you have completed an Orders Online (CPOE) classroom or web-based training class at Children's

  • PLEASE NOTE: All medical students are required to complete the CPOE web-based training prior to the start of their elective at Children's Hospital. Patient contact is not allowed until CPOE training and all required paperwork in Children's GME office has been completed.

Report to:
  • Upon arriving SCH, students must first check-in with Sara Fear for processing
  • proceed to Christina Parrao
  • Location:
    Seattle Children's Hospital
    Graduate Medical Education Office, OC.7.830
    As instructed by site
    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.