1. Provide the items below at least one month before the rotation begins:
2. Schedule OR/scrub orientation at least one month before your rotation begins
4. If you are staying in student housing, review the housing information carefully
5. Complete computer training for your rotation
When you arrive at UPMC Hamot for your rotation, convenient fee-based parking is available in the public parking garage located at the corner of Third and State Streets (entrance on Third Street). As an alternative, the Intermodal Center, located at 208 E Bayfront Parkway, offers free parking and is a short walk to UPMC Hamot.
Please review the campus map to help guide you.
There are administrative tasks you must complete prior to starting your rotation:
1. Acquire your Hamot badge and parking permit
3. Attend OR/scrub orientation as scheduled with Danielle Weirich
4. Attend St. Vincent Health Center orientation as scheduled with Diane Whitney
5. Complete Power Note training
Resident Lecture & Didactics
You will be emailed a copy of the lecture schedule upon its release. You are expected to attend all otolaryngology resident lectures while on rotation. Resident lectures are most typically held every Wednesday morning (7:00am to 8:00am) and afternoon (3:00pm to 5:00pm)
There is a lounge for medical students located in the sub-basement. Lockers are available to students for storing their belongings. It is recommended students bring a lock with them if interested in using the lockers. The lounge also has a computer with network access, a printer, a microwave, a refrigerator, and a call room. To reach the lounge, take the North Complex elevators to the sub-basement level. Go left and walk until you reach the T. Turn left, walk down the hall and the student lounge is on the left. The lounge is badge access only.
The badge issued to you by Human Resources will allow you to enter the Emergency Room, Student Lounge, OR, and ICUs. Please allow 24-36 hours for badge access to be activated. Contact Annmarie Kutz if you do not have badge access after that time.Dining on Campus
There are many great dining options near UPMC Hamot campus, some of which are listed here. Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by UPMC Hamot.
The medical library is located on the Ground Floor in the North Complex of the main hospital. Turn right off the North Complex elevators, and the library is down the hall on the right. Follow the signs. The library has computers available to use. Any library-related questions can be directed to the library manager Diane Voelker at email@example.com.
At the end of your rotation, you must meet with Annmarie Kutz to discuss the process for check out. To schedule your departure meeting, send an email to Annmarie so she knows when to expect you. This meeting takes approximately five to ten minutes. It is ideal to conduct the meeting when your rotation has concluded. If this is not possible due to your shift schedule, please arrange to meet on an earlier date during the last week of your rotation.
Items to Bring with You
It is expected that any resources borrowed from the UPMC Hamot library will have been returned prior to the departure meeting. If students are unable to attend a departure meeting, they must notify Annmarie Kutz in advance and make arrangements to appropriately return the items above. Textbooks and laptops should always be returned to the Graduate Medical Education office - no exceptions. Housing keys may be returned to UPMC Hamot Security, located in the sub-basement of the hospital.
*Your honest and constructive feedback on the rotation experience evaluation form is highly valued and will be used to make improvements to our student rotation experiences. These evaluation forms are held until there are at least 5 or 6 per specialty, then they are sent to the rotation preceptor as a batch. This aggregate format ensures your anonymity.