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 elective rotations in hospital medicine, general surgery, and anesthesiology are offered to currently enrolled fourth year medical students who are interested in careers in one of these three fields of medicine. These serve mainly as a teaching experience with any "service" function being incidental. All applications due to appropriate coordinator by April 1 and notifications regarding acceptance will be sent out by May 15. Elective rotation dates are listed below. Do not assume you have been accepted for the elective until you receive a letter of approval from us. Learn more about fourth year rotations.

Available fourth year rotation dates:

Internal Medicine

  • Aug. 28 - Sept. 24, 2017
  • Sept. 25 - Oct. 22, 2017
  • Oct. 23 - Nov. 19, 2017
  • Nov. 20 - Dec. 17, 2017

General Surgery and Anesthesiology

  • July 31 - Aug. 25, 2017 (not available for Anesthesiology)
  • Aug. 28 - Sept. 22, 2017
  • Sept. 25 - Oct. 20, 2017
  • Oct. 23 - Nov. 17, 2017 (not available for General Surgery)

Urology (accepting applications until Sept. 4)

  • July 3 - 28, 2017
  • Aug. 7 - Sept. 1, 2017
  • Sept. 4 - 29, 2017
  • Oct. 2 - 27, 2017

Outpatient Medicine Clerkships and Observerships

Inquiries regarding outpatient medicine and observerships must first submit an application form.

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.