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First Day of Rotation at Abington Hospital

If you are scheduled to begin a rotation at Abington Hospital (AH), you should have received information from your respective school clerkship director’s office as to when, where and to whom to report. If you have not, please contact them or email or call the AH administrative assistant identified as the contact person in the department where you will be working. Should a mandatory class meeting interfere with the usual first day instructions on the part of your school, please contact the AH administrative assistant in your respective department for alternative dates and times.

Arrival Time and Place:

Specified by each department. Computer training is an essential part of your first day activity, so it is important that you not be late!


Scully Garage. Permanent parking assignments will be made on arrival, and require a refundable $10 deposit and your license number. A pass will be issued for the first day. Parking is free for the duration of your rotation.


Please come prepared to begin your clinical duties, with the appropriate equipment (ie. stethoscope, reflex hammer).  School embossed, clean, pressed white coats are required. Please wear your school ID badge in addition to the ID badge that AH will issue you. Professional business attire is expected. Please do not arrive in a scrub suit. AH does have a dress code policy that can be shared with you on arrival.


Some departments will provide you with a locker, but others may not. Thus, pocket books or bookbags that cannot easily be carried while you work should be left home the first day, until a place for valuables can be provided for you.

First day Orientation Schedule:

Each rotation will provide you with a schedule on arrival. Please email or call the respective department if you need specific information prior to arrival.

Overnight and Long Call/ Weekend Rounds:

Rotation requirements within each department vary. They are generally reviewed in the respective web descriptions. Individual night call schedules will be provided on arrival.