Students rotating at Cedars-Sinai are bound by Cedars-Sinai policies and procedures, which are outlined in the Cedars-Sinai General Surgery Residency Handbook as well as those of their respective medical school. For UCLA medical students, please refer to their website for an update of policies and procedures at the David Geffen School of Medicine.

Patient Privacy and HIPPA

The Cedars-Sinai patient electronic medical records is called Web/VS. Please guard your login and password closely and do not share with anyone. Also, do not borrow a login or password from your resident. Patient privacy and medical records security is of utmost importance to us at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and we implement a zero-tolerance policy. Do not search any patient with whom you do not have direct medical involvement. This includes friends, relatives, and celebrities. Diversion from this practice will result in automatic termination of your rotation.


Up to three days of excused absence due to illness is allowable during your rotation. Similarly, in the case of medical conferences at which you are presenting a paper, up to 3 days is allowable during your rotation. All other absences are considered unexcused and the missed time must be made up at a later date.

Regardless of the reason for absence, please make sure that you contact Alan Pierce as well as the chief of your service if you cannot arrive to the hospital.