Virginia Mason offers observerships and clerkship experiences for all levels of training in a variety of fields. Only currently enrolled students will be considered.
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.
Virginia Mason plans to adhere to the ACGME’s Coalition for Physician Accountability’s recommendations regarding medical student away rotations for the 2022-2023 academic year, those are:
The ACGME and Virginia Mason will continue to monitor Coalition updates and, if necessary, may make adjustments to this plan.
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.