Site Description

Multicare Northshore Clinic is a single specialty private practice Gyn group practicing in North Tacoma. Our office has three physicians, two nurse practitioners, and a staff of seven nurses and other employees. We are open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Our physicians usually spend two half-days each week in the operating room and the rest of the time in the office seeing patients. Each provider has one day off a week. Our call schedule is usually every third night and third weekend. Our office sees a large volume of primary care and referral Ob/Gyn patients.  We see many complex Gynecologic problems as well as routine health care and contraception visits for women. We have in-office ultrasound, urodynamics, colposcopy, hysteroscopty, and other treatment capabilities. During your rotation, you will be spending most of your time with Dr. Maybee. However, you will also be working with many of the other physicians listed above when Dr Maybee is not available or while you are on call. We would expect you to be available for call approximately once a week at Tacoma General L&D.

To enable you to have a broader exposure to the many subspecialties of Obstetrics and Gynecology, you will have the opportunity to spend time with subspecialists in our community in Maternal-Fetal Medicine (High Risk Obstetrics), UroGynecology, Oncology, and Minimally Invasive Surgery. you will also be able to spend time in a nearby office doing "office obstetrics."

You will need to provide your own lab coat, name badge and other personal supplies such as stethoscope, pager, etc. You will also need to have all of the books and study materials required by the medical school. There is a University of Washington Book Store here in Tacoma if you still need to get some materials after you arrive. Our dress code is business professional with shirts and ties for the gentlemen and blouses and skirts or slacks for the ladies. Jeans, knit shirts, and other casual clothes are not appropriate for this rotation. Scrubs are usually worn only in the hospital.

We really look forward to your visit. We will provide more specifics for you before you arive. Please feel free to contact our office or Dr. Maybee at any time before you arrive or during your rotation if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns. Ob-Gyn is a unique specialty that truly crosses the boundaries between primary and specialty care. 


Please submit the following items to Kareena Andreas at least 30 days prior to your clerkship start date.

  • MHS HIPAA form
  • MHS Intake form (page one completely filled out, the POC for the school section is Sonya Fukeda at, sign pages one and two, return all three pages as one document -- this will be the only document shared with our IS&T department)
  • MHS Housing form (if you need housing)
  • Influenza shot record during flu season
  • Jpeg picture -- professional, from shoulders up for MHS ID student badge


You will have a general orientation at UW on the first day of orientation until approximately 12pm. Please report to our medical office on the first day of your rotation, after the orientation at UW. Please call ahead to let us know when you will be coming.

Hospitals Utilized

Tacoma General Hospital (part of MultiCare Medical Center)
315 ML King Jr Way
Tacoma WA 98405

Phone numbers:

  • Main: (253) 403-1000
  • L&D: (253) 403-1032
  • Main OR: (253) 403-1115
  • Baker Center/Day Surgery: (253) 403-3365
  • ER: (253) 403-1050
  • Dictation line: (253) 627-9151

St. Joseph Medical Center (surgeries only)
1717 South J. St.
Tacoma WA 98401

Phone numbers:

  • Main: (253) 627-4100
  • L&D: (253) 591-6695 
  • Dictation: 1-800-322-6104

Hospital Privilege Forms

Kareena Andreas will send students required credentialing forms approximately 6 weeks before the student starts the rotation. 


Housing arrangements for your stay in Tacoma will be coordinated by Kareena Andreas (253-403-8684). Please contact her a few days before going to Tacoma to find out when and where to pick up the keys to your apartment. You will be able to walk from your housing to Tacoma General Hospital and our offices, but access to a car would also be a good idea for traveling between the hospitals and commuting to Seattle for didactics.

Please contact Kareena Andreas in advance of your rotation to confirm housing.  If housing is full contact for alternate arrangements.

Call & Pagers

Students take call every 5th night of the rotation, with some flexibility. Pagers are required and will not be provided to students. Students are expected to have a pager on their first day of rotation.

Final Comments

Preparation, interest, enthusiasm, and availability will maximize your opportunity to have one-on-one interaction with faculty and staff, to develop problem-solving techniques, and to participate in hands-on activities in the wards, clinics, and operating suites. A regular reading program throughout the clerkship will enhance your overall experience and performance in the final exams.

We hope your Ob/Gyn Clerkship rotation at the Multicare Northshore Clinic site will be an enjoyable and challenging learning experience. Please feel free to contact your Site Clerkship Director (Dr. Maybee) or the Ob/Gyn Clerkship Administrator (206-543-3892) any time during the rotation if you have additional questions or perceive a problem. We look forward to having you work and learn with us during your Ob/Gyn clerkship.