Medical Students on Campus

Virginia Mason offers observerships and clerkship experiences for all levels of training in a variety of fields. Only currently enrolled students will be considered.

Fourth Year Inpatient Medical Student Clerkship Rotations

Four-week clerkship inpatient elective rotations in anesthesiology, diagnostic radiology, internal medicine, general surgery, and urology are offered to currently enrolled fourth year medical students who are interested in careers in one of these five fields of medicine.

These clerkships serve mainly as a teaching experience with any "service" function being incidental. Fourth year medical students must apply to these clerkships via a formal application process. All applications are due to appropriate coordinator by April 5, 2019; notifications regarding acceptance will be sent out by May 17, 2019*. Please note that you have not been accepted for an elective until you receive a letter of approval from Virginia Mason Graduate Medical Education.

Available fourth year rotation dates:

Internal Medicine

  • Aug. 19 - Sept. 13, 2019
  • Sept. 23 - Oct. 18, 2019
  • Oct. 21 - Nov. 15, 2019
  • Nov. 18 - Dec. 13, 2019

General Surgery

  • July 29 - Aug. 23, 2019
  • Aug. 26 - Sept. 20, 2019
  • Sept. 23 - Oct. 18, 2019

Anesthesiology

  • Aug. 26 - Sept. 20, 2019
  • Sept. 23 - Oct. 18, 2019
  • Oct. 21 - Nov. 15, 2019

Urology (*accepting applications until Aug. 5, 2019)

  • June 3 - June 28, 2019
  • July 1 - July 26, 2019
  • July 29 - August 23, 2019
  • Aug. 26 - Sept. 20, 2019
  • Sept. 23 - Oct. 18, 2019

Outpatient Medicine Clerkships and Observerships

Inquiries regarding outpatient medicine and observerships must first submit an application form. Please also use the form if you are interested in an inpatient rotation for a program that is not listed in the fourth year inpatient medical student clerkships section above.

Once your inquiry form is submitted with complete information, it will be directed to the proper department. At that time, the department will notify you regarding their availability to accommodate your request. If approved, you will be sent a packet of information to be filled out and returned.

Application Form

Third and fourth year outpatient clerkships:

Third and fourth year clerkships are available in the outpatient setting and are approved by the individual departments based on the availability within the department at your requested time (apply above). 

First and second year observerships:

Preclinical observerships are available and are approved by the individual departments based on the availability with the department at your requested time. All students must first submit (apply above).

Third year inpatient medicine and surgery core clerkships:

Third year core inpatient medicine and surgery clerkships are offered for University of Washington students only and are arranged through the University of Washington.