Medical Student Rotations at Seattle Children's

Badge Information

Medical students are issued SCH badges by the GME Office at sign-in/orientation. The badge will be valid for the duration of the medical student’s rotation and must be returned at the end of the rotation (see Returning Badges below). Medical students at SCH for a number of rotations will need to have their badge renewed for each rotation. Medical students are expected to wear their SCH issued badge at all times while on campus. The badge must be worn visibly and above the waist.

Badge Access
Badges issued by the SCH GME Medical Student Office provide electronic access to the hospital. This includes access to employee doors, general access stairwells and locker rooms. Locker room badge access is set by the gender associated with your badge. Please contact the Medical Student Office if you have any questions about the access on your badge.

Badges and Social Media
The Children’s badge is a security measure that helps us identify people who work and volunteer at Children’s. Posting or sharing a photo of the badge to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram makes it easy to duplicate the badge and create a security risk.  Do not post photos of your badge on social media. Do not take photos of your badge.

Visitor’s Badge
On the first day of their rotation the medical student will need to stop at an Entrance Coordinator desk to get a Visitor’s Badge. This will allow the medical student to go to the GME Office to sign-in and get their badge. A Visitor’s Badge does not permit the medical student to engage in patient care.

Lost or Forgotten Badges
If a medical student forgets or loses their badge, they must report immediately to the Graduate Medical Education Office to be issued a new badge. Medical students are not permitted to report their clinic duties with a Visitor's Badge or Temporary, even one issued by an SCH Entrance Coordinator. must get a Temporary Staff Badge from an Entrance Coordinator.

Returning Badges
The SCH GME Office requires that all medical students return their badges to the SCH GME Office at the end of each rotation. Badge access is terminated at 12:01 AM of the printed date on the front of the badge (generally 24 hours after a rotation ends). The GME Office will issue a new badge if/when the medical student returns for another rotation at SCH.
The GME Office provides the following options for returning a badge:

NOTICE: If you are parked at the Magnuson Lot or plan to use a Children’s Shuttle on your last day, you need to request a Temporary Badge from an Entrance Coordinator BEFORE returning your badge to the GME Office. You will not be allowed on the shuttle without a Temporary Badge.

1) Between 7am and 5pm, Monday thru Friday please drop the badge off at the front desk of the GME Office (OC.7.830)

2) After hours, on a weekend, or a holiday, use the GME Office Badge Return drop box across from the Pelican elevators, just around the corner from the GME Office.

3) Mail the badge to Mailstop UW 359300/OC.7.830 or have your program coordinator do so.

If a medical student happens to have multiple Children’s badges from previous rotations, we ask that those badges also be returned.

An email reminding each individual to return their badge will be sent out one week prior to their end date.

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