Medical Student Rotations at Seattle Children's



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For the safety of the students, our patients and caregivers, as well as our care teams, Seattle Children’s is applying the following guidelines for all students on campus:

  • Seattle Children’s mandates daily attestations via a web form/app
  • Students must maintain social distancing to the highest degree possible.
  • Students will wear appropriate PPE, including masks, at all times.
  • Students will be issued a face shield and CAPR shield as a part of the sign-in and badging process at Seattle Children’s.

What to Expect on Your First Day at SCH

Please be patient and plan ahead as sometimes the screening lines can get long.

Your rotation at Children’s starts in the Graduate Medical Education/Medical Student Office at Seattle Children’s, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle WA, room OC.7.830.

  1. Turn onto Penny Drive to enter Seattle Children’s campus
  2. Drive to the top of the hill, towards the Ocean Parking Garage
  3. Park in Ocean Parking Garage, Level 6, close to the gated portion
  4. Enter the hospital on Level 6
  5. You will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms at the entrance. If you have a fever, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, muscle aches/headache, abdominal discomfort, vomiting or diarrhea just prior to your rotation, please call the Seattle Children’s Medical Student Program at 206-987-2008.
  6. Check in with the security desk for a visitor sticker. It will help to show your orientation information email from the Medical Student Office.
  7. Proceed to the GME Office on Ocean 7.

In the GME Office, you will complete sign-in paperwork and be issued an SCH photo ID badge. If necessary, you will be asked to complete any outstanding web-based training modules.

Once you have completed any required web-based training and the sign-in and badging process, you will be released to your rotation.

Medical Student Parking at SCH and Transportation Info

Parking Information:

  • On the day of orientation (or the day you sign-in) only, you may park on the SCH Campus in the Ocean Level 6 Parking Garage.
  • After the day you sign-in, you will park off-site. Medical students park for free at the NE 65th Lot in Magnuson Park and use the SCH shuttle for transportation between the parking lot and the hospital. The current shuttle schedule is here.
  • That PDF also includes information about SCH shuttles that run all over Seattle. Shuttles are free of charge with an SCH badge. Here’s a map of the shuttles.
  • Directions: From Sand Point Way, NE, turn into Magnuson Park at the NE 65th St entrance. Park in the lot located across from the Western Fisheries Research Center. Here’s a map of the Magnuson Parking lot.
  • Off hours parking
    • If you are required to be at the hospital before 5:22AM or on a weekend day, park on campus in Lot 3 or Lot 4. You need your badge to get in and out of these lots. The first shuttle leaves Magnuson at 5:19AM on weekdays. 
    • If your schedule requires you to be at the hospital after 9:05PM, you may park on campus in Lot 3 or Lot 4 after 1:30PM. You will need to move your car from the NE 65th Lot in Magnuson Park to SCH Lot 3 or Lot 4. 
  • DO NOT park in the neighborhoods around SCH.

Failure to comply with the parking rules will get you ticketed or towed.

NOTICE: You are required to turn in your SCH badge at the end of your rotation but will still be allowed to ride the shuttle to get to your car. Let the driver know that you finished your rotation and returned your badge to the GME office as required.

Other Shuttles and Buses:

Other shuttle options include the UW Health Sciences Express Shuttle, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Shuttle and the UW/Fred Hutch South Lake Union Shuttle. You can find those shuttle schedules and information here.  Finally, the hospital is served directly by five King Country Metro bus routes: #25, #31, #32, #65, and #75.

Biking Information:

SCH is a bike-friendly workplace and medical students are welcome and encouraged to ride to the hospital. You can find useful information about getting from the Burke-Gilman Trail to the hospital, bike parking and locker room locations here.

Badge Information


  • SCH badges 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 multiple 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. 

Badges Access

  • Access is granted to employee doors, general access stairwells and locker rooms.  
  • Locker room badge access is set by the gender associated with your badge.  

Badges and Social Media

  • 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

  • The visitor’s Badge issued at the entrance on the first day of the rotation does not permit the medical student to engage in patient care. 

Lost or Forgotten Badges

  • Lost badges must be reported 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 & Pagers

  • The SCH GME Office requires that all medical students return their badges and pagers to the SCH GME Office at the end of each rotation.  
  • Badge access is terminated at midnight of the printed date on the front of each badge (generally 24 hours after a rotation ends).  
  • The GME Office will issue a new badge if/when you return for another rotation at SCH. 
  • The GME Office is staffed only for scheduled orientations and sign-ins. 
  • Please use the GME Office Badge/Pager Return drop box across from the Pelican elevators, just around the corner from the GME Office. DO NOT RETURN PAGERS OR BADGES TO ANYWHERE OTHER THAN THIS DROP BOX. 

Seattle Children’s Graduate and Medical Student Education Office Policies & Procedures

Prior to the start of your rotation, please review the Policies and Procedures document linked here.

Conferences at SCH

Patient Care Clerkship Didactics (see your schedule for dates and times)

Zoom link here.

12:30-1:30P Resident and Student Conference (Monday through Friday):

Zoom link here. Password uwpeds

SCH Grand Rounds (Thursday ONLY)

Webex meeting info is here.

White Coats, Personal Appearance and Dress Code

White coats are not required at SCH. However, your attending may have a preference so make sure that you have it in Seattle with you. In addition, please read the SCH Personal Appearance & Dress Code for all medical trainees at SCH here. If you have any questions, please ask.

HIPAA Reminder

Medical students are not allowed to take any medical records or anything with patient information out of the hospital.  This includes but is not limited to patient medical records, H&Ps with identifying information, patient sign-outs, or records from other hospitals.  If you have been given access to the EMR, remember that you are legally only allowed to access the patient information for patients in your direct care.  If you have any doubts or questions, please call the Medical Student Office at 206-987-2008.

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