COVID-19 Exposure/Symptoms/Diangnosis Procedures 

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have experienced a possible or known exposure, please follow the procedures that can be accessed at This link will direct you to specific instructions for COVID-19 Exposure/Symptoms/Diagnosis Procedures. If you have any questions that are not addressed by the procedures outlined through this link, please contact Dr. Raye Maestas at  .


Please familiarize yourself with the UW School of Medicine Clerkship Absentee Policy.

You must complete all your shifts during the month to pass. If you do experience an unavoidable scheduling conflict, you will need to make up any missed shifts. See below for procedure and who to contact if this situation arises.

Time off

If you request to miss one day for significant personal events during the clerkship, you must contact the clerskhip director or administrator at least six weeks prior to the beginning of the clerkship, before making travel arrangements, as it is not always possible to grant these requests. Schedule requests must state date and timeframe. You are required to make up any missed days during the rotation and/or on the last weekend.


All sick days must be rescheduled in order to pass the clerkship.

If you are sick and unable to work a scheduled shift please do the following:


Email both the Clerkship Director, Ross Kessler, MD and Kristen Seiler.
You must also call the zone attending for the shift you will miss.

  • Medicine/Gold: 206.744.7840
  • Medicine/Purple: 206.744.7870
  • Trauma: 2016.744.7138


Email both the Clerkship Director, Ross Kessler, MD and Kristen Seiler.

You must also call the attending phone: 206.598.0105


Please contact your site administrator for details.


Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Protocol

Please see this webpage for instructions on how to proceed in the event of any blood/body fluid exposure.

If students have questions about a BBP exposure, they can call the Student Affairs Office during business hours 206-543-5560. If after hours, HSIP’s physician, Dr. Geoff Gottlieb (Infectious Diseases), or a covering provider, will provide backup consultation to either a provider in the region or to a student if a needlestick occurs and either the student or the provider is unclear about the management process.

UWSOM Clerkship Policies 

Please see the UW School of Medicine Clerkship Policies webpage

UW Religious Accommodations Policy

Washington state law requires that UW develop a policy for accommodation of student absences or significant hardship due to reasons of faith or conscience, or for organized religious activities. The UW’s policy, including more information about how to request an accommodation, is available at Religious Accommodations Policy ( Accommodations must be requested within the first two weeks of this course using the Religious Accommodations Request form (

In order to plan accommodations that will avoid possible delays in course/clerkship end dates, UW SOM recommends students complete the  Religious Accommodation Request Form in advance of the start date of their course or clerkship.

UWSOM Policy for Medical Student Use of Electronic Health Records

Please see the UW School of Medicine Policy on EHR in clerkships.