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Rotation Information

Before Your Rotation Begins

1. Provide the items below at least one month before the rotation begins:

2. If you are staying in student housing, review the Housing Information (PDF) carefully 

Day One of Your Rotation

Parking Information

  • 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 you must take the EMTA shuttle to utilize this parking lot.
  • A parking lot is also located between 4th and 5th Streets on Holland that students are permitted to use. You must park in the back half of this lot, as the front is reserved for Erie Insurance employees.
  • Please review the Campus Map (PDF) to help guide you.

There are administrative tasks you must complete prior to starting your rotation:

*Note that available elective rotations may change based on faculty availability and other commitments. Contact UPMC Hamot's Medical Education Department to confirm current available rotations.

Helpful Tips & Information

Badge Access

The badge issued to you by Human Resources will allow you to enter restricted areas of the hospital relevant for your specific rotation. Please allow 24-36 hours for badge access to be activated. Contact Autumn Geiger if you do not have badge access after that time.

Student Lounge

There is a lounge for medical students located in the sub-basement. Lockers are available to students for storing their belongings (please bring your own lock.) The lounge also has computers with network access, phones, a printer, a microwave, and a refrigerator.

Dining On-Campus
  • UPMC Hamot Dining Room
    • Located on the ground floor in the North Complex of the hospital
    • Great views of Presque Isle Bay
    • Open for breakfast and lunch (6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • Lobby Cafe
    • Located in the main lobby of the hospital
    • Open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Kern's Cafe
    • Located in the lobby of the Magee-Womens, UPMC Hamot hospital
    • Open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Dining Off-Campus

There are many great dining options near UPMC Hamot campus, some of which are listed here (PDF)Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by UPMC Hamot.


The medical library is located on the Basement Level in the west corridor of the main hospital. Turn left off the North Complex elevators, and the library is down the hall, through the doors, on the right. Follow the signs.

End-of-Rotation Responsibilities

At the end of your rotation, you must complete the following tasks:

  • Return the Hamot badge and, if applicable, your housing keys to UPMC Hamot Security Office (sub-basement level of main hospital, North Complex, staffed 24/7).
  • If applicable, return the textbook, pager, and laptop to UPMC Hamot GME Office (100 State Street, Suite 320) open Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Additional Information