Available Fourth Year Student Rotations

Inpatient Medical Student Clerkship

Anesthesiology

The anesthesiology elective is designed to give the medical student exposure to basic principles of the anesthetic management of patients in the operating room. The majority of time will be spent working with a senior resident and sharing in his/her case management. Virginia Mason has particular interest in regional anesthesia, and students will be exposed extensively to this subspecialty technique in addition to becoming familiar with preoperative and postoperative anesthetic management problems.

For further information about the Anesthesiology rotation or process, please contact Kim Swieringa.
 

General Surgery

The general surgery elective is designed to give fourth year medical students direct exposure to the defined categories of general surgery. Similar to the residency program, students are assigned to one or two surgeons and participate in the pre-, intra-, and postoperative care of the surgical patient. At least one day per week is spent in the outpatient clinic, with the student responsible for initial consults and postoperative visits. The student will scrub on virtually all surgical cases on their service, and he/she will work closely with the chief and junior residents on the service to provide primary care for the postoperative inpatients. Attendance at daily morning conferences is expected.

For further questions about the General Surgery rotation or process, please contact Heather Seabott.
 

Internal Medicine

During the medicine-sub I, students perform as interns on a medicine ward team. This experience is designed to enhance a student's management skills and knowledge within internal medicine. Students are responsible for new admissions, as well as formulating and carrying out the daily plan of care for patients in conjunction with their resident and attending hospitalist. Didactic sessions include noon conference, afternoon case report and weekly Grand Rounds.

For further questions about the Internal Medicine rotation or process, please contact Hayley Fisher.
 

Urology (accepting applications until Sept. 4)

The urology elective is designed to give fourth year medical students direct exposure to the defined categories of urology and urologic surgery. During the rotation, students have the opportunity to gain exposure to a broad array of urologic conditions, procedures and surgeries. Students will be on service with residents and fellows and will participate in the pre-, intra-, and postoperative care of the surgical patient. At least one day per week is spent in the outpatient clinic. When not in the clinic, the student will scrub on virtually all surgical cases on the service to which they are assigned, and he/she will work closely with the chief and junior residents on the service to provide care for the postoperative inpatients. Attendance at daily rounds and didactic conferences is expected.

For further questions about the Urology rotation or process, please contact Joy Mala.



Application Process Timeline

  • Applications due by: April 1, 2017 (except for Urology) (application cover sheet and supporting documentation mandatory)
  • Notifications regarding acceptance: May 15, 2017 (except for Urology)

Application Process for all Inpatient 4th Year Clerkships

  • Visiting students must be candidates for the MD or DO degree and in good standing in a school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or the Education Department of the American Osteopathic Association.
      
  • Must submit a completed application cover sheet.
        
  • Submit a completed Virginia Mason Fitness for Duty Packet. Student Application Packet
     
  • Upon approval of the rotation, submit a completed Virginia Mason Letter of Agreement (Not necessary for University of Washington students). The program coordinator will provide the Letter of Agreement Template. This will involve working with your school's Dean's Office.
     
  • Virginia Mason is unable to provide meals, parking or housing for students. However, here are some nearby hotels, many of which rent by the week and/or month.

Please submit your cover sheet as soon as possible so that we can start a file for you. However, we must have a completed application packet by the date stated above. If any paperwork is unobtainable by this date please contact the appropriate Program Coordinator listed above.