Where To Go
Park in the shuttle lot (Vanderbilt lot #127) located at the corner of 8th avenue South and Chestnut Street (625 Chestnut Street, Nashville, TN). It has a chain link fence around the parking lot.
Get on the Vanderbilt Shuttle bus (runs approximately every 20 minutes). Get off at the first stop (Medical Center Drive). You will walk forward to the red light, cross Medical Center Drive, and enter the Medical Center East building. It is a parking garage on this level. Walk along the pedestrian pavement until you see double doors on your right. Enter and take the elevator to the 2nd floor (MCE elevators are restricted to the 2nd-floor screening stations during COVID). Walk around the corner to your left and get back on the elevator to the 6th floor. Walk toward Medical Center East - South Tower. Follow the signs for Department of Hearing and Speech - Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Suite 6209.
Please enter the clinic and let the front desk staff know you are an OT student, and they will page your CI.
If you need help locating the clinic, please call your CI.
What To Wear
We typically wear colored khakis and nice shirts, or scrubs and logo-free shirts. Closed-toed shoes are required with socks (no-show, liner socks are ok). Please be sure that shirts are long enough to cover the top of your pants when you bend and that all undergarments are covered completely. Be prepared that your clothes may get messy. No artificial or long nails. Piercings should be in the ears only, and tattoos should be covered.
What To Bring
- Sack lunch or money for lunch. We have a refrigerator and microwave available.
- Car registration, driver's license, and cash/check if you wish to get a parking pass to park on campus. You can continue to park in Lot 127 for free if you prefer.
What To Expect
On your first day, you will complete all online orientation modules accessed from the VUMC Learning Exchange using your VUNet ID and password if you have not already done so. You will be scheduled for eStar (Epic) training during the first week of your clinical rotation to learn our computerized documentation and billing system. Prerequisites for the course are included in the Learning Exchange module that must be completed. Time will be allotted on your first day to obtain your ID badge at the off-site administrative office. You will also be able to purchase a parking pass if desired. You will meet with your clinical instructor to tour the clinic, review expectations, goals, policies/procedures, and answer any questions you may have for your clinical rotation.
To make your first day run smoothly, your CI may ask that you complete your compliance training prior to your start date, as well as upload a photo for your ID badge. Please visit the Before You Arrive page for a list of items to complete prior to your start date.