Medical Students

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington.

In this section, you will find information on the following topics:

If you have any questions, please contact our Medical Education Program Manager, Plinette Sanchezat or 206-744-4927. 

Call Expectations for Clerkships in Seattle: Medical Students scheduled between the months of May and October will be expected to take overnight and weekend call.

Clerkship Policies

UWSOM medical students, see link to Clerkship Policies: 

Standard 6 panel drug test through the UWSOM is required for the following courses:

  • ORTHP 643 General Orthopaedics – Cody, WY
  • ORTHP 650 General Orthopaedics – Billings, MT
  • ORTHP 662 General Orthopaedics - Casper, WY
  • ORTHP 668 Pediatric Orthopaedics – Spokane, WA
  • ORTHP 688 Sports Medicine – Spokane, WA

Student Health Related Information

The UWSOM supports students’ access to healthcare and strongly encourages them to obtain and maintain health insurance while enrolled at the UWSOM. The consolidated content on the links below has been created by collaboration between students and the UWSOM student affairs to ease of referencing for student related health information. All three sources will be updated centrally by student affairs and the Student Committee on Healthcare Access (SCoHA). If you have questions regarding the content, please reach out to

Student Health Insurance

Healthcare Access for Medical Students

SOM-Telehealth Program for Medical Students

UW School of Medicine Learning Environment Feedback Tool

UWSOM Learning Environment Feedback Tool:

Reporting Mistreatment or a Serious Concern:

Students who wish to report mistreatment or a serious concern that doesn’t require immediate response are encouraged to use the Learning Environment Feedback Tool by clicking on the button below. In the tool, you will be able to provide a description of your concern and indicate your follow-up preference and how you would like your feedback shared. You will have the option of reporting completely anonymously and indicating how you want your identity and the identity of anyone else involved in the situation to be shared.

UWSOM Learning Feedback Tool