Accommodations and Arrival

Arrival & Check-Out

  1. On the first day of the elective, visiting students will report for a short orientation provided by PSOM. Emergency Medicine students will need to report to orientation by 7:30 a.m. The exact time and location for the orientation will be provided to you in an email three to four days prior to your arrival. During orientation, students receive their PSOM security clearance, pay their health services fee, and complete final documentation required for their rotation. In addition to your PSOM clearance letter, a visiting student will receive a second clearance letter from our Student Health Service which will enable the visiting student to receive his/her temporary hospital identification card.
  2. Visiting Students must pay a $26.00 University of Chicago student health service fee for outpatient care. This fee can be paid by money order, personal check or cashier's check. Please make the check payable to the "University of Chicago." Cash or credit/debit card transactions are not accepted.
  3. At the completion of the elective, visiting students must return their temporary hospital ID to the ID Station or the visiting student coordinator.

White Coats

Visiting Students will be expected to supply their own white coats if required for their clerkship rotation.


Housing is not provided for visiting students. Below are some housing resources in the medical center area. While we do not sponsor or endorse any of these sites except for our own properties, we have gathered the resources below based on feedback from other students.  Please use caution, especially with your confidential information, when planning your short term housing. We can provide the following suggestions:


Parking is available in the medical center parking garage (currently at the rate of $20.00 for 6-24 hours, or valet parking at $20.00 for 6-24 hours). The parking office numbers are (773) 702-4381 or (773) 702-8969. Street parking is also available on a limited basis.

Needlestick Procedures

If you are exposed to blood or other infectious material,

  1. Clean and decontaminate
  2. Page the Needlestick hotline (188-9990) immediately
  3. Inform your supervisor
  4. Follow the instructions of the UC Occupational Medicine Clinician (CLI L156)

If there are expenses related to treatment of a needlestick injury, the visiting student's health insurance will be billed and the visiting student should work directly with their home school's Dean of Students' Office.