Medical Student Clerkship Rotation
Who are eligible trainees?
Trainees eligible to rotate at WBAMC are enrolled in the Uniformed Services University (USU) and the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). HPSP students doing a non-ADT rotation must have a Memorandum of Affiliation (MOA) in place between WBAMC and the student’s medical school. Many schools are already affiliated, but the GME office may ask you to provide information on the relevant school contact individual if it is necessary to do this.
Medical Student Clinical Clerkship/Rotations:
- Department of Medicine
- Department of Orthopedic Surgery
- Department of General Surgery
- Other rotations available
Requirements for USU & HPSP Medical Students
Rotation Request: Please complete the Rotation Request form and email it to the GME office group email. Please do not contact the departments directly, as it may result in over-scheduling and cancellations.
Rotation Request Form click here!
Email Address: usarmy.bliss.medcom-wbamc.mbx.gme-rotations-and-Interviews@health.mil
HPSP medical students will need to request their TDY orders through the Student Management Office on-line at www.mods.army.mil/medicaleducation. USU medical students will obtain their TDY orders through USU.
Arrange for Lodging: To lodge on Fort Bliss, you must reserve your own hotel and guarantee it with a credit card. To make a reservation, search on the internet for IHG Hotel Fort Bliss, or go to www.ihgarmyhotels.com and select Fort Bliss. If you are on ADT orders, select “Official” status and “TDY” - you must pay the hotel bill and then request reimbursement on your travel claim at the end of your ADT rotation. There are 2 hotels on Fort Bliss. Candlewood Suites is closest to the new hospital, (915) 800-8870. The Holiday Inn Express is on main post, (915) 565-7777. Here is the form you must give the hotel to exempt you from taxes.
Tax-Exempt Form click here!
FREE LODGING FOR NON-ADT MILITARY MEDICAL STUDENTS
For more information, please contact our Medical Student Coordinator at 915-742-0582 or the Administrator for Graduate Medical Education at 915-742-0581.
Requirements for all Medical Student Rotations
Occupational Health Requirements
: Complete the WBAMC Immunization Form
and email it to our GME office military student coordinator for review by the Occupational Health Section. Please obtain required immunizations before arrival here.
Letter of Good Standing:
- Hepatitis B
Civilian students/trainees must provide a letter of good standing from their Office of Student Affairs. The letter should include, at a minimum, that student has professional liability insurance and personal health insurance.
Basic Life Support (BLS):
Only American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC) cards will be accepted. ACLS card will not be accepted in place of BLS. If card is to expire during your training, please ensure that it is renewed prior to your arrival.
Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Awareness Challenge
: To use the Local Access Network (LAN), you must show current certification of training in DoD Cyber Awareness (the certificate must be Department of the Army certificate - DA Form 87). https://cs.signal.army.mil
Certificates from other websites will not be acceptable. You must have a CAC to access this site.
You can use our Data Center once you arrive to complete it if you haven’t at another military Treatment Facility (MTF).
Mandated Army IT User Agreement
: As part of the Local Access Network (LAN) use authorization, you will have to sign the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) located at DoD Cyber Awareness site https://cs.signal.army.mil
Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) Account:
All students participating in training must have a JKO account. A JKO account is required to complete the following REQUIRED
- Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Access JKO at: https://jkodirect.jten.mil
: Protected Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) must be encrypted and sent via the https://safe.apps.mil/
DOD Safe Instructions click here!
: Rotation evaluations will be assigned to the Preceptor/Program Director who primarily works with the student. Please provide a copy of the school’s blank form. If the evaluation is electronic, please let the MSC know prior to arrival.
Driving on Fort Bliss
: Trainees need a Department of Defense identification (DOD ID), driver’s license, car insurance, vehicle registration or rental agreement. Authorized parking at William Beaumont AMC in the public parking areas marked “E” and “F” on the MAP
When & Where
: Report at 0730 on the first Monday in the rotunda at the main entrance of the hospital. The required in-processing procedures will only take a couple of hours in the morning to complete. If Monday is a Federal Holiday, you will report Tuesday morning.
What to Bring
: Please have two sets of orders and your CAC.
Uniform and Scrubs
: Personnel on ADT orders will wear the Operational Camouflage Patter uniform (OCP). HPSP students in civilian status are not permitted to wear a military uniform while at WBAMC. In this case, please wear your school’s white coat and appropriate business attire. For interviewing, the Army Service Uniform (ASU) is recommended.
Scrub cards will be issued upon arrival. Please provide scrubs sizes on the WBAMC Rotation Request Personal Data Form.
Are scheduled directly with the program that you will be rotating with. Before your arrival, military students wanting to interview should contact the program coordinator directly before arriving to determine what uniform will be required for interview. Please provide the program coordinator with a copy of your most current CV.
Individual Active-Duty Certificate of Performance for ADT Rotations:
The GME student coordinator will complete this form and give it to you for submission to the Student Management Office and with your travel clam.
USAR Form 25-R click here!
: The GME military student coordinator will assist you in completing your travel claim documentation before you depart.
DD Form 1351-2 click here!