Medical Student Electives
Medical Student Guide
The Medical Student’s Guide to
MetroHealth Medical Center
Welcome to the MetroHealth Medical Center! We are here to make student elective rotations an enjoyable and educational experience for each and every student, as well as provide valuable resources and guidance. This guide contains general information that will be covered in detail during orientation.
Students will park in the Sacket Parking Lot. The Sacket Parking Lot is the open surface lot located on the corner of W. 25th and MetroHealth Drive, across from the Cancer Care Pavilion. Parking is $7.86 per week, payable by cash or check in the parking office. The parking office is located on the ground floor of the employee parking garage on MetroHealth Drive. Students must display a valid parking pass at all times while parking in the Sacket Parking Lot. Students who are parking without a pass or with an expired pass may be subject to a ticket or fine. The parking office is open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE TO REPORT ON YOUR FIRST DAY
All medical students should report to the Graduate Medical Education Office, A-107, by 7:30 a.m. on the first day of their elective unless directed otherwise. A-107 is located on the main floor of the Towers entrance, and is situated in the courtyard hallway near the gift shop. Students will be given a brief orientation to the hospital, receive their hospital identification badge and be directed to their department.
ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS
MetroHealth subscribes to EPIC for our electronic medical record. You will receive a link via email to the electronic e-training module. This must be completed prior to orientation.
We will begin to accept applications for the upcoming academic year beginning in April. Please note that our elective rotations are open first to our affliated CASE Medical School students. Visiting student applications will be considered after May 1, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Following orientation, the students will be directed to obtain their hospital ID. Students must wear their ID badge at all times on campus. They will need to return their badge to the Graduate Medical Education Office A-107 at the end of their rotations. If they do not return their hospital ID on the last day of their rotation, a student's school evaluation will be delayed until their hospital ID is returned.
Students must bring a lab coat. Men should wear ties. Women should dress in business attire. No open-toed shoes. Students should refer to the hospital dress code if there are questions.
Scrubs are provided by the respective department when needed. Students are expected to return their scrubs at the end of their rotation.
MetroHealth Medical Center does not provide malpractice insurance to medical students. Students need to provide a copy of their malpractice insurance policy with their application. Most schools will provide students with this insurance. If a student's school does not provide malpractice coverage while on an elective rotation, students must purchase a personal policy and provide proof of coverage prior to beginning their rotation.
Students are responsible for their own meals. The cafeteria is open seven days a week; on Monday through Friday, hours are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Towers Cafe is open 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
MEDICAL LIBRARY AND INTERNET ACCESS
Internet is available in the library. Many departments have computers available for students' use during their rotations. Internet access is also available on the computer terminals in the Graduate Medical Education lounge during weekday business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MetroHealth is Wi-Fi accessible.
The Harold H. Brittingham Memorial Library is located on the second floor (Room 267) of the Rammelkamp Center for Education and Research at MetroHealth Medical Center. The library hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The library phone number is 216-778-5623.
Students must register at the main desk in the Library before borrowing any publications. Librarians are on duty and available to answer any questions about library services. Feel free to request a tour and/or orientation to the library. Medline, MDConsult and Up-to-Date, and a multitude of other databases are available for searches and medical information.
MEDICAL SCHOOL EVALUATION FORMS
It is the student's responsibility to provide the Graduate Medical Education Office A-107 with the medical school's official evaluation form and appropriate forwarding information. If available electronically, please forward to Kathleen Longley at email@example.com. The evaluation form should not be given directly to your department or attending.
METROHEALTH MEDICAL CENTER'S EVALUATION FORM
Medical students will be given an evaluation form at the end of the rotation to evaluate their rotation experience here. It is very important that they fill out this form accurately and honestly as we use this information for future planning of medical student activities and electives. All evaluations are confidential. Final grades will not be forwarded without a completed end-of-rotation evaluation.
ABSENCE DURING ROTATION
Due to the limited duration of any rotation, attendance is mandatory. Should an emergency arise, it is a departmental decision whether or not it is excused. Excess absence during interview season will not be excused. Absences will be reflected in the student's grade.
It is expected that medical students will complete the elective that they have scheduled. We realize that things may happen and students may need to cancel their elective, but please let us now at least six (6) weeks in advance, in writing either via e-mail or postal mail, stating that the elective will not be completed. Application fees are non-refundable.
All students are required to complete the MetroHealth Medical Center HIPAA Training. This is necessary even if they have received training at their school. MetroHealth Medical Center has specific policies and procedures unique to the hospital. Students will not be allowed to participate in patient care or their elective until they have completed this training.
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AVAILABLE
Each week, many departments offer numerous lectures and courses that students may attend. Schedules are available in each department and on the MetroHealth intranet. As long as the lecture does not interfere with student duties, students are welcome to attend any program of interest.
DIRECTIONS TO METROHEALTH MEDICAL CENTER
MetroHealth Medical Center is located at 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44109-1998, which is on the west side of the city of Cleveland, less than a 10-minute drive from downtown Cleveland. Maps are available on the hospital web site at www.metrohealth.org.
Directions from Cleveland's western suburbs: Take 1-480 East to I-71 North. Exit at West 25th Street. Turn left at the end of the ramp and follow West 25th Street to MetroHealth Drive. Turn right onto MetroHealth Drive to enter the campus.
Directions from Cleveland's eastern suburbs: Take I-480 West to Route 176 North (Jennings Freeway). Exit at West 14th Street and follow the signs to I-71 South. Exit at West 25th Street. Turn left at the end of the ramp and follow West 25th Street to MetroHealth Drive. Turn right onto MetroHealth Drive to enter the campus.
Directions from Downtown Cleveland via I-71: Exit at West 25th Street. Turn left at the end of the ramp and follow West 25th Street to MetroHealth Drive. Turn right onto MetroHealth Drive to enter the campus.
Directions from Cleveland's southeast suburbs, Akron via I-77: Exit at I-480 West. Take I-480 West to Route 176 North (Jennings Freeway). Exit at West 14th Street and follow the signs to I-71 South. Exit at West 25th Street. Turn left at the end of the ramp and follow West 25th Street to MetroHealth Drive. Turn right onto MetroHealth Drive to enter the campus.
Directions from Cleveland's southwest suburbs, Cleveland Hopkins Airport via I-71: Exit at West 25th Street. Turn left at the end of the ramp and follow West 25th Street to MetroHealth Drive. Turn right onto MetroHealth Drive to enter the campus.
BUS ROUTES TO METROHEALTH MEDICAL CENTER
MetroHealth Medical Center is served by bus routes No. 31 (Scranton Road and MetroHealth Drive) and Routes 20, 20A, 20B and 21X (Rush Hour Service), and 35 on MetroHealth Drive and West 25th Street.
For further information on bus routes, call the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority at 216-621-9500 or visit its web site at http://www.gcrta.org.
Contact Kathleen Longley, firstname.lastname@example.org, for a list of temporary housing options.
If students have any further questions regarding their electives at MetroHealth Medical Center, they should contact Kathleen Longley, Medical Student Specialist, at email@example.com.