Department of Neurology

Neurology 661

MultiCare Neurology
Puyallup & Tacoma, WA

Tacoma Office:
915 6th Ave, Ste 100
Tacoma, WA 98405
Site Co-Directors: Sarah Kranick, MD and Greg Bell, MD
Cell 240-731-2600

Office Manager: Cindy Gruhlke
Phone: 253-697-4747
Fax: 253-697-4760

Puyallup Office:
1701 Third St SE, Suite 201
Puyallup, WA 98372

Pre-arrival Requirements

At least 4 weeks prior to arriving for your clerkship:

1.  Fill out the required paperwork and fax to Kareena Andreas.

  • Immunization record including documentation of flu shot (Flu season is Oct – May)
  • MHS HIPAA Acknowledgement Form
  • MHS Information Services Intake Form
    • IMPORTANT information to fill out page 1 of the form
      • “Has this individual ever:…..”  A background check is done on all students so say “yes”.
      • School Name = UW
      • School Address = 1959 NE Pacific St, Box 356340, Seattle, WA 98195
      • School Coordinator = UW Registrar
      • Phone = 206-543-5560 | Fax = 206-616-3341
      • Email = 
      • Location = Good Samaritan and Tacoma General
      • Specific Department = Neurology
    • Pages 2 and 3 of the form require a signature and date.

2.  Drug screen:  Standard panel drug test through the UWSOM is required. 

3.  Email picture (jpeg) for badging.

4.  EPIC is the EMR.  Training is not required, but you are welcome to receive training by contacting for the EPIC education class schedule.

5.  Letter of Good Standing (LOGS):  Required for this site.  Please go to your E*Value profile and download the LOGS to send.  Instructions if needed.

Kareena Andreas

GME Specialist
MultiCare Health System
Best contact is Email:
Office 253-403-8684  Emergency Text 253-861-1684  Fax: 253-403-2710
PO Box 5299, MS: 311-B-GME, Tacoma WA 98415

Orientation, First Day & What To Bring

Clerkship orientation: Orientation is at the UW at 8:00AM on the first day of your clerkship. The room number is on the Didactics page. Room information may change at the end of each rotation, so be sure to check the table the weekend before you begin.

Equipment to bring: White coat and name tag, reflex hammer, tuning fork (128Hz), stethoscope, (Ophthalmoscope recommended).

Travel & Housing

Mileage reimbursement: You will receive mileage reimbursement for one roundtrip to and from Puyallup, and for your trips back and forth to Seattle for weekly class meetings. Contact Scott Bailey at to arrange for reimbursement.

This site has two clinics: one in Tacoma and one in Puyallup. Students will spend time at both clinics, but will start in the Tacoma clinic. The clinics are 19 miles apart. Keep track of which site you are travelling from on the days you come to Seattle for class meetings. The Puyallup and Tacoma sites are not equal distance from Seattle, and so your starting point is necessary in order to reimburse you properly.

Housing: Housing is available at request.

Driving directions to the Puyallup clinic: Please contact the office manager for directions, or use one of the online map/directions websites (such as Google maps or Map Quest).  Click here for directions to MultiCare Hospitals.