Harborview - parking is obtained in Room 8EH-70. Call 744-3254 if you have questions
regarding HMC parking. Surgery Clerkship students are allowed Boren Garage
Virginia Mason - no parking accomodations. Please contact Virginia Mason site coordinator for assistance.
VA - parking is free
What if I need special accommodations for pregnancy, learning impairment, or physical impairment?
These arrangements are made by Office of Student Affairs in A-300. It is wise, however, to let us know as far in advance as possible so there are
no miscues. The School of Medicine should contac the Department of Surgery coordinator but please reach out to make sure.
What if I get sick?
Please see our absentee policy. Email your teams Chief Resident and
the Department of Surgery Program Specialist
How do I arrange housing at one of the WWAMI sites ?
No, it is your responsibility to obtain a pager. UWMC students are not required to obtain a pager but would need a smart phone in replacement.
What if I forget my access code for patient data privileges?
Call UW Technology IT services at (206) 543-7012 for assistance.
Will I be on call my first night of the clerkship?
This may happen. It is a good idea to come prepared
to take call the first day just in case.
What if I need a day off for a wedding or a conference?
Please do NOT assume you can get the time off. Please send all requests
to Kathryn Jansen (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information, read
the SOM Clerkship Absentee Policy
Consensus site grades are supplied by site directors and sent verbatim to the Dean. The Site
Anchorage: Dr. Jeff Sedlack
Billings Clinic: Dr. Scott Dull | Billings Surgical Associates: Dr. Jeffrey Rentz
Boise VAMC: Dr. Kim Lynch
Bozeman: Dr. David Parks
Caldwell: Drs. Cornwell and Hardy
Casper: Dr. James Anderson
Fairbanks: Dr. Timothy Teslow
Harborview: Dr. Grant O'Keefe
Kalispell: Dr. Robin Harrison
Madigan: Dr. John Horton
Missoula: Dr. Bradley Pickhardt
Northwest: Dr. Rebecca Petersen
Olympia: Dr. Kevin Robinson
Sheridan: Dr. Sara Smith
Spokane: Dr. Timothy Bax
Spokane VA: Dr. Scott Nye
Swedish: Dr. Alex Farivar
UWMC: Dr. Kristine Calhoun
VA (Puget Sound): Dr. Kathleen Berfield
Virginia Mason: Dr. Jared Brandenberger
Wenatchee: Dr. Catherine Straub
How do I excel on the clinical
portion of the rotation?
patients and their disease processes, be
prepared for the operating room with an understanding of the procedure,
alternatives and relevant anatomy and physiology. Be a proactive and
ENTHUSIASTIC member of the surgical team.
Is one site more generous with clinical Honors?
All sites should be grading each student individually on their performance.
What if I fail the Surgery Clerkship?
Please discuss the policy with the Department of Surgery Program Specialist.
If, at the end of my
clerkship, all my write-ups
have not been returned , what should I do?
the support staff at your site which
faculty members still have your work. This will help in getting your
grade compiled in a timely fashion.
If I finished my
clerkship a long time ago and I haven't
received a grade, what should I do?
The Department has up to 30 days to process grades. If you do not have a grade after 30 days contact the Department of Surgery Program Specialist for help. Grades must
be processed by the Department before they go to the Dean's office. Professors
and students must not give grades directly to the Dean.
When can I take my final exam (required courses only)?
The final exam for the surgery clerkship is always given on the last
Friday morning of the rotation. Please plan to take the exam at that
time. If you have any questions regarding your exam please review the UW School of Medicine's exam website. (also found on the "Grading and Exam" menu