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General & Trauma Surgery Rotation

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 carefully

3. First-day instructions will be emailed to you by one of the surgeons

  • If you do not receive this email a week prior to your start date, please contact Annmarie for assistance

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 is a short walk to UPMC Hamot. 

Please review the campus map to help guide you.

Follow the instructions sent to you by the surgeon.  They should include all of the following:

1. Acquire your Hamot badge and parking permit

  • Report to UPMC Hamot Human Resources at 8:30 a.m. to retrieve your badge and parking permit.  Human Resources is located at 300 State Street, Suite 100
  • After acquiring and applying a parking decal, student vehicles can be moved to the free student-designated parking lot.
2. If you are using UPMC Hamot student housing, report to Annmarie Kutz in Medical Education to submit a signed housing form and $10 deposit check. 
  • Medical Education is located in the Modern Tool Building, 333 State Street, Suite 206

3. Attend OR/scrub orientation as instructed by your preceptor

4. Complete Power Note training

  • Go to the medical library, located on the Ground Floor of the hospital (North Complex)
  • Sign on using the username and password that were emailed to you

Helpful Tips & Information

Student Lounge

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 tee.  Turn left, walk down the hall and the student lounge is on the left.  The lounge is badge access only.

Badge Access

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

  • 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 (6:30am to 2pm)
  • Lobby Café
    • Located in the main lobby of the hospital
    • Open Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 7:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 6:30pm
  • Kern's Café
    • Located in the lobby of the Magee-Womens, UPMC Hamot hospital.
    • Open Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 7:00pm

Dining Off-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 

Additional Information

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