Office/Clinic Experience

The student would see patients with an assigned physician at both IHS clinics and physician practices in Lander. During the rotation the student would be expected to see the patient and independently provide assessment and care of the patient. Over the course of the rotation they would be able to follow the development of newborns and manage a wide variety of disease processes. Depending on the student they could do home visits, function as a part of group visits and contribute to the chronic health care clinic. There is the opportunity to go on home visits with the social worker and/or public health nurses on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Hospital Experience

Lander SageWest opened in its present location in 1983. It is a progressive medical facility catering to a sophisticated market. Many factors contribute to making Lander SageWest stands out among other similar-sized hospitals: a dedicated staff that serves a number of specialized units including a full-time Level II emergency room, Level II nursery and a behavioral health program; state-of-the-art medical equipment such as a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) unit and a Stereotactic Breast Biopsy unit; and a remarkable number of physician specialists including neurologist, otorhinolaryngologist (ENT’s), and a general surgeon. The 81-bed facility is part of Life Point Hospitals, Inc., a nationwide provider of healthcare services. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, is licensed by the State of Wyoming, and is approved for acceptance of Medicare patients.

Lander Regional Hospital is the first hospital in the state to be approved as a provider under the Wyoming Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. This program allows persons who would ordinarily not have access to screening and diagnostic testing the opportunity to take advantage of these services at little or no cost.

Orientation

Students are encouraged to attend one of the live virtual clerkship orientations via Zoom (happen on the first day of every clinical rotation, i.e. "Summer A," "Summer B," etc). Please contact the OB/GYN Clerkship Administrator at obclerk@uw.edu for the link to attend orientation if interested and available to do so. Otherwise, students will need to watch an older, recorded version found here.

WRITE students are required to complete all requirements of this clerkship. Students will need to review this clerkship website, particularly the sections on Required Assignments and Student Evaluation. 

Credentialing Information

Credentialing is handled by the Wyoming Regional Office for the entirety of the WRITE experience.