Q. When and where do I report on the first day of my rotation?
A. You will receive an e-mail to your school account with directions for your first day the Wednesday prior to the start of your rotation. After a brief meeting, a resident or program coordinator will take you to the department where you will receive the curriculum and begin your rotation.
Q. Do I need special attire?
A. Business casual attire with your white coat and school I.D. Please refrain from wearing the following:
Tube tops, tank tops, halters, cut-offs, shirts displaying sayings or ads, T-shirts, denim jeans, hoodies or shorts
Tattoos should be covered and body piercing and other jewelry needs to be removed
Sandals or open-toed shoes
No heavy fragrances. People not feeling well are often sensitive to fragrance; therefore, we ask staff not to wear heavy perfume, cologne, or aftershave
Q. Does Akron General accept applications for electives from students attending International Medical Schools?
A. No, only students from LCME and AOA accredited medical schools are approved to participate in Senior Electives. However, we welcome applications from International Medical Graduates for residency training.
Q. Will you notify me on the status of my application for elective rotation?
A. Yes, as soon as we receive the approval/denial from the preceptor of the rotation for which you are applying, an e-mail confirmation letter will be sent to you via VSAS. We start processing application on April 15th annually.
Q. Once I am approved for the student elective rotation, what paperwork does the Department of Medical Education need?
A. Several items are needed and may already be on VSAS
A. If requested in advance and space is available. Housing is provided for out of town students on a first come first serve basis. Students stay at the Ramanda Plaza Hotal, located in Downtown Akron a few blocks from the hospital. Students may share a room especially from July through January. Housing is limited and not guaranteed. The fee for housing is $100 per week or $250 per week if you request a single room.
Q. Where do I park?
A. Parking for all medical student rotators is in the Employee A-Lot just pass the main entrance on the left.