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During Your Rotation

If you're a medical student visiting Gundersen to advance your education, these resources will help during your time here.

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It's important to check your email often for updates and schedule changes. Please do not silent your pager.


Rotation reminders

  • General Information 
  • Gundersen's Dress Code
  • ICE House Guidelines

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For unexpected absences, you must request the days off through Gwen or Megan in Madison. They'll send the approved absence to us. This absence request form can be found in OASIS. Please note:

  • You can take 5 days off in any one block but no more than 3 days in a row
  • Submit requests at least 6 weeks in advance
  • You'll be required to complete make-up work

If you're ill, email [email protected]. You must notify us if you will not be reporting the next day. 


Your badge will allow you to take out 2 pairs of scrubs, regardless of color. The Student Pyxis Machine is located on 2nd Floor Heritage, just around the corner from E elevators. This is where you will take out and return scrubs.

Do not leave your scrubs in the locker room. This will cause you to lower your garment allowance.

Please refer to the Scrub Wearer Policy if you have any questions on where you can and can't wear scrubs. Ceil blue scrubs may only be worn in restricted areas and never outside of the hospital.

Scrub stations will be loaded with the following scrub colors:

  • GI – jade green
  • Emergency Services – jade green
  • Labor and Delivery – ceil blue
  • Peds/Maternal/Peds NICU – ceil blue
  • 5th floor OSC – ceil blue
  • Central Service – ceil blue
  • 2nd floor OR common area – ceil blue and jade green
  • 2nd floor OR - ceil blue

Student pager listing

From Gundersen's intranet, visit Internal Sites > Medical Education > Medical Students > Rotating Pager List.

Resident schedule

Need to know who is on your resident team or what other departments residents are rotating in? From Gundersen's intranet, visit Internal Sites > Medical Education > Medical Students > Resident Schedule.


In case of a needle stick, page the exposure nurse at pager 3799.

If after hours, please report directly to the Emergency Room.

Our Emergency Department and the exposure nurse know that it is important that the “source patient” be tested within 2 hours (patient allowing) and they know that it is important to have a short turn-around for testing. Students should be tested within 24-48 hours.


Please refer to Gundersen's Isolation Policies.

Isolation Precautions: What to do!

Transmission-based precaution signs

  • Airborne precaution signs are green
  • Contact precaution signs are orange
  • Droplet precaution signs are yellow
  • Protective precaution signs are purple

Students are not given respirator fit-testing. University policy is that students do not enter rooms of patients in respiratory isolation.

Student mistreatment

Gundersen policies on workplace behavior

  • Abusive, Threatening and Violent Behavior in the Workplace Policy
  • Sexual Harassment Policy

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Need to talk to someone?

Gundersen and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to providing a learning environment that facilitates students’ acquisition of the knowledge, skills, and professional and collegial attitudes necessary for effective, caring and compassionate healthcare.

Harassment or mistreatment of any kind is detrimental to the environment and the school will not tolerate any incidents of discrimination, mistreatment or harassment of students.

Policy on Mistreatment at UW Madison

How do I report mistreatment?

All reporters are protected from retaliation.

Reports submitted through this form will be delivered to the UW School of Medicine and Public Health Student Mistreatment Triage Committee. This is not a police report. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

If you wish to report anonymously, the name, email and phone number fields below are optional. We encourage users to provide as much information as possible so that we can efficiently follow up and resolve these occurrences. Reports will be handled confidentially.

Living here


Maintenance issues

Report any maintenance problems by contacting your program coordinator or, if on a weekend, please call maintenance directly at (608) 775-5900. We will attempt to contact you before entering your unit, but may not always be able to. If not, we will leave a note on the door stating that we entered.


If you experience issues with the internet, please contact the Gundersen Help Desk at (608) 775-3070. Please let them know which building you are staying in. If you are staying in a town home and experience internet issues, please call (608) 775-6598 and indicate the issue you are experiencing.

As a reminder, this is the Housing Agreement you signed. Please take note of checkout process.

Learning locations

Integrated Center for Education (ICE House)

If you have a lecture in the ICE House, you can find the building near the corner of South Avenue and Sims Place on Gundersen's La Crosse Campus. Use the main entrance, and go down to the Lower Level Simulation Lab upon arrival. You may change into scrubs at the ICE House or you may wear jade green scrubs.

Conference rooms

MEO conference rooms
  • Barney Conference Room
  • Conference Room A
  • Connelly Conference Room
  • Yerly Conference Room
Across from MEO, through Recruitment
(right out of the Resident Lounge door)
  • CSW3018
  • CSW3021
1st Floor Education Center conference rooms
  • Overholt
  • Rasmus
  • Ross

Clinic addresses

Gundersen Main Clinic La Crosse
1900 South Avenue
La Crosse, WI 54601

Holmen Clinic
500 Holmen Drive, Suite 502
Holmen, WI 54636

La Crescent Clinic
226 N. 2nd St.
La Crescent, MN 55947

Mayo Family Medicine Residency Clinic
815 South 10th Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

Onalaska Clinic
3111 Gundersen Drive
Onalaska, WI 54650

Onalaska Behavioral Health Annex
123 16th Avenue Street
Onalaska, WI 54650


There is a mailbox for each block and fourth years in Medical Education, located by the student/resident computer work room and lounge. These boxes are used for:

  • Housing copies of BLT schedules
  • Drop off tools and books after rotations
  • Pick up tools and books before rotations
  • Packets/copies for BLTs
  • Anything the coordinators need to give you after hours or on your own time

Student program coordinator's mailboxes are a great place to leave required paperwork, evaluations or anything you need to hand in.

If you have a package delivered to Medical Education and you cannot pick it up during office hours, it will be placed in the package pick-up mailbox in the Medical Student mailbox area.

Other mail can be sent to:

Michael Erickson:
2204 Sims Place
Apt. #....
La Crosse, WI 54601

Swift Creek:
2123 Sims Place
Apt. #....
La Crosse, WI 54601

Sims Place:
Unit # Sims Place
La Crosse, WI 54601


The Health Science Library is open to you 24/7. It's located on Floor 0.5 in the Heritage Building. You will need your badge to swipe in after hours.

Health insurance and resources

Health insurance

The UW Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is accepted at Gundersen. If you need to be seen by a provider you are covered. It is important to contact the main SHIP office to let them know that you are doing an away rotation and where that rotation is being completed. They will document this so that if you do need to be seen, they can notify the insurance provider. It is also important for you to contact the SHIP office if you have been seen so that your bills are processed appropriately. 

Employee Assistance Program

If you need of counseling, our Employee Assistance Program will see and help you with a support plan. Your clerkship director or coordinator can get you connected, or you can call  yourself. EAP can help with marital and family problems, depression, financial concerns, alcohol and drug abuse, and work related issues. Professional counselors are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Call (608) 775-4431 or (800) 731-4431, or email [email protected].

Employee Health

Location: 3rd Floor Main Clinic
Open weekdays, 7 am - 4:30 pm
(608) 775-3747

Visit Employee Health for:

  • Immunizations
  • TB Skin Testing
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Nicotine Cessation
  • Work Injury and Illness Triage
  • Incident Reporting
  • Blood or Body Fluid Exposure
  • Infection or Disease Exposure

On-campus gym

The MyHealth Fitness Room is located on the 2nd floor of the Heritage Building. It is open to 24/7 with badge access.

How to connect

We're here to answer your questions.

Email us

1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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