Introduction

Bozeman, Montana is located in the mountains of southwest Montana and is the home of Montana State University. Our community of 35,000 (plus 12,000 MSU students during the school year) is the fastest growing of all Montana towns and cities. Our outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities are a magnet to people of all ages and all walks of life across the United States. (Bring along your bike, backpack, and canoe!) Our OB/GYN clinic merged with the Billings Clinic on January 1, 2005, bringing to Bozeman a vast array of medical expertise and clinical research activities. We are committed to healthcare, education, and research.

Credentialing 

Four weeks prior to your rotation start date, please complete the Bozeman Health Credentialing Paperwork, and return to Kayla Hatfield (khatfield@bozemanhealth.org), along with the following:

  • Current CV

  • Copy of Driver’s License

  • Castle Branch shots summary

  • Copy of UW background check

Epic is the EHR that will be be utilized during this rotation.

Office/Clinic Experiences

Four days a week, students will be assigned [predominately] to either Dr. Simons or Dr. Waring and the students will work with both physicians throughout the week and throughout the rotation. This constitutes rounding in the morning on inpatients and then continuing with the same physician in the office for the rest of the day, learning what general ob/gyn patient care is about and seeing a wide variety of patients. At the end of each day, there will be a brief review and possible assignment to look up and report on the next day; this will not be onerous but just a way to solidify what students learned in the office. 

Hospital Experience

Students will have the opportunity to assist with surgeries and take part in as many deliveries as they would like. Students will pre-round each day on patients they were involved with in terms of deliveries or surgeries.

Students will also go the ER with their supervising physician when on call and follow those patients through their hospital stay for admission and/or surgery. Students will take call once a week, and during two weekends of their rotation. The call will be from home and with either Dr. Simons or Dr. Waring. 

Transportation & Housing

You are responsible to arrange your own transportation. The site will provide housing. Housing in Bozeman is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo, approximately 8 minutes away from the hospital by car, and 15 minutes by bike. It is highly recommended to have a car, particularly during the winter months. Housing will be shared with other clinical WWAMI students, so is not setup for family housing. No pets allowed.