Clerkship Team and Mentors
Lamya Boujelbane, MD
Your orientation in Milwaukee will be at 8:30 a.m. in the Medical Education Conference Room on 9 Center at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. If you have difficulties in the morning and will be delayed, please call me at (414) 385-2665 as soon as possible. Packets containing your apartment key, and other information related to the rotation, will be available in Security after 3:30 p.m. the Friday before you start. Please be prepared to make a $15.00 deposit (CASH NOT ACCEPTED; CHECK REQUIRED) for a St. Luke’s access card at orientation. You will get the check back at the end of the rotation when all St. Luke’s property is accounted for.
Always a big question for students. Here in Milwaukee, housing is provided in facilities off campus either in the Library Hill complex or through Aurora Foundation Housing. Students share comfortable, fully furnished apartments, complete with wireless internet access.
Students are responsible for bringing their own bath and bed linens (towels, sheets, blanket, comforter, pillow), as well as toiletries (beds are twin size). You will probably want to buy food and related items once you get to Milwaukee.
Please be advised that pets are not allowed in the Aurora student apartments and/or in the Aurora facilities. Please make appropriate arrangements for your pets before you get to Milwaukee.
Meals are the student's responsibility, but a thoroughly equipped kitchen is provided in your apartment (microwave, stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, as well as dishes, and pots/pans). If cooking is not your strong point, a full service cafeteria is available at the hospital and there are also a number of carry-out places within a couple of blocks from the hospital. In addition, many noon conferences at the hospital provide complimentary lunch to conference attendees. Students are also provided meal cards for each night they are on call. Milwaukee is also known for a number of great restaurants - take advantage of this while you are here.
Parking at the hospital is available free of charge in the Dakota street parking structure. All students are to use the Dakota parking structure
We hope this information helps you prepare for coming to Milwaukee. If you have any questions, you may either call or e-mail Sacha Ehley at (414) 385-2665 or Sacha.Ehley@aurora.org. We look forward to meeting you!
Medical Center Information
Licensed for 938 beds, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center is the largest private hospital in Wisconsin. It is a large primary care center serving Milwaukee's south side, and a regional referral center in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Endocrinology, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Gastroenterology, Physiatry and Hyperbaric Medicine/Wound Care Management.
The Aurora St. Luke's campus continues to grow, with the addition of a new ambulatory care center, Family Medicine Clinic, new intensive care units, new monitored inpatient-care floors and a new state-of-the-art patient care tower. Facilities include over 100 intensive-care beds, a bone marrow transplant unit, cardiac, pulmonary, renal and liver transplant programs, multiple hyperbaric chambers, a gamma knife, 24-hour CAT and MRI/MRA imaging, kidney lithotripsy, a physical medicine and rehabilitation ward, and more. Three new physician office complexes adjoin the hospital, housing primary and referral physicians representing all major fields. The active physician staff exceeds 1,000.
Support services at Aurora St. Luke's are outstanding. Floors and units are well staffed with highly qualified nursing and ancillary personnel. Services include large cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs; extensive programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy and speech therapy; an ADA-certified diabetes education and treatment program; and a hospital-affiliated home care nursing service. Our pharmacy provides drug and TPN monitoring services. Bedside computers are present throughout the hospital for efficient review of the patient electronic health record utilizing the EPIC system. An in-house library providing major texts, journals, and computer literature searches/article retrieval, is available 24-hours-a-day. These and other outstanding hospital services assist in quality patient management while providing the time and resources to learn the practice of medicine.