Arriving Visiting Medical Students

To Do's (required):

Hospital Computer Access @ Stanford and Packard ONLY

Stanford Health Care (SHC) - EPIC access
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH) - EPIC access

You will receive an email from the Office of Medical Student Affairs approximately two weeks prior to the start date of your clerkship(s). The email will provide instructions for requesting computer access for SHC and/or LPCH ONLY. The process for acquiring EPIC access can take up to two weeks to be completed.

Check with your departmental Clerkship Coordinator in advance to confirm if you will need computer access to SHC and/or LPCH patient data.

Medical Center Photo ID Badge

You may obtain your medical center photo ID as early as two business days before your clerskship start date. The Student Life group will provide your information to the Photo ID team before your arrival on campus. When you go to the ID office you should say you are a visiting medical student and that you are on the list provided by Student Life. Carry the photo ID with you at all times while working in the hospital.

The Photo ID office is located on the ground floor of the West Pavilion at B06 ,room H0258C.

  • The hours are 9:00 am - 3:00 pm M - F
  • If you are not able to pick up your ID before your clerkship start date, please check with your Clerkship Coordinator. Many clerkships  give a brief orientation on the first day and then go as a group to get hospital photo IDs.
  • You must return your photo ID to the Photo ID office at the conclusion of your rotation.

Important Bloodborne Pathogen Protocol Numbers and Report Exposure Information

Print and keep this with your Medical Center Photo ID badge. In the event you are exposed to bloodborne pathogens and/or needle sticks while you are working within the hospital, these are the protocol phone numbers and exposure information.

Stanford University Student ID

You may obtain a Campus Card (this is different from the hospital ID described above) in order to use libraries on the main Stanford campus and to access athletic facilities. For more infomation, visit the Campus Card Services site.


Your SUNet ID is a user name you create. To setup a SUNet ID and/or Stanford email, you will need your Stanford University ID number (the eight digit number provided by the Clerkship Office; you do not need to enter the leading “VS”.)

You will need a SUNet ID in order to:

  • Pay your Stanford bill
  • Access the wireless network
  • Access Lane Medical Library (at the Medical School)
  • Access to the campus gyms
  • Access your Stanford email account