General Surgery

  • Expand knowledge of surgical disease and enhance the ability to manage comprehensively the problems encountered in surgical patients
  • Participate in patient care (emphasizing diagnosis, preoperative and postoperative care)
  • Manage surgical emergencies and outpatient follow-up of discharged patients
  • Develop polished, clinical skills in dealing with medical and surgical problems

664 Seattle VAMC

4wks Four weeks prior to your rotation start date, please follow all instructions listed Seattle VAMC processing page.

Report to:
Erica Savage, or as instructed by site
VAMC, Building 1, Room 314
8:00am, or as instructed by site

688 UWMC

Kathryn Jansen ( will contact you by email 4 weeks prior to your start date giving you important instructions and information.

  • Visting Students: Please make sure you have been in contact with Kathryn regarding setting up your UW Medicine Account. She will have sent you a seperate email asking for Social Secuty #, Date of Birth and Place of Birth. This account will give you access to patient records while on rotation.
Report to:
Chief Resident, as assigned by Kathryn
UWMC, as instructed by Chief Resident
As instructed by Chief Resident
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.