Transition to Clerkships

Welcome to all things technical in the Clerkship Transition course!

Health System Accounts

As a future M3, you will be spending your time in clinical (health system) buildings.  As such, we need to make sure you have your laptops and mobile devices configured appropriately. This means your devices should be configured to connect to Health System wireless networks, you should confirm you have access to (and are regularly checking) your Health System email account, and have installed the software necessary to use EPIC on your personal computing devices.

We have updated your profiles in Oasis  to include your account. We make this change  for Med 3 students each year to minimize the risk of clinical staff sending sensitive/patient data to an academic email account.

Note: The volume of email you will be receiving at your Health System account is about to go up dramatically. If you’ve been checking two accounts, now might be the time to consider installing MobileIron on your mobile device(s) so your Health System email becomes more readily accessible. This will also give your mobile device access to Epic.


Many clinical rotations in Charlottesville rely on Vocera for paging so we recommend that students request and install Vocera. You can submit a request yourself through AMP. This site requires Duo authentication. Once you are logged into AMP, you should click on “request” tab in the toolbar on the top of the page, and this takes you to a request form. It auto-populates you information (computing ID, full name, title and supervisor name) – nothing should be changed here.

There are two fields you do need to complete, and they each have a drop down box:

  1. Request: Vocera
  2. Role: Vocera User with paging
NBME Shelf Exams

You will take multiple shelf exams on your own laptop during your Clerkship year. To ensure you will be successful, you must certify your laptop for the exam. Click here for more details and to run the test on your laptop.

You can always contact us at or stop by our offices in the Learning Studio, the Auditorium or in the lower level of the HSL if you have any questions.

Note: For help with clinical systems like Epic, HealthSystem Wifi, and HealthSystem Email, help is available 24/7 through Health Systems IT.