The House Institute Foundation and House Clinic welcome otolaryngologists, neurosurgeons, residents in training, and hearing health specialists from all over the world to participate in its Visiting Physicians Program. There is no charge for the Visiting Physicians Program. The House Clinic welcomes visiting doctors all year round. Visiting Physicians Program participants stay for a few days, a week, or even the maximum of three months. During their stay as visiting physicians, they observe surgeries at Good Samaritan Hospital and patient care by the physicians of the House Clinic. They attend lectures given during grand rounds by the physicians, fellows, and invited physicians. They participate in other weekly meetings that include journal club and radiology conference.

Application

There are two separate applications necessary, one for observing physicians in clinic and the other for observing surgeries at Good Samaritan Hospital. Visiting physicians must complete both applications. Please pay particular attention to the required proof of immunity and recent tuberculosis testing.

It is recommended that you submit these two separate applications to mmaldonado@houseclinic.com at least three months before your desired start date in the program.

Registration

After acceptance of participation into the program, registration will be done in person at the House Clinic. The address is 2100 W. 3rd Street, Suite 111, Los Angeles, CA 90057. Please report to the House Clinic lobby between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and ask for Miriam Maldonado to be contacted. Miriam will provide participants with a name badge and necessary information about meetings and schedules. Program participants who plan to observe patient care at the House Clinic must bring a white doctor’s or lab coat. A lab coat will not be provided by House Clinic; you may bring your own lab coat from your country with your hospital or clinic’s name. Appropriate attire is required, consisting of a dress shirt and necktie for men and professional attire for ladies.

Transportation

The House Clinic is approximately one mile west of downtown Los Angeles, on the southwest corner of Third St. and Alvarado St. The closest subway (Metro) station is the Westlake MacArthur Park Station. Underground parking is available for visiting physicians who plan to drive to the clinic themselves. The parking entrance is located off of Lake Street, one short block west of Alvarado.

Professional Conduct

The House Clinic is pleased to host visitors from around the world who seek to expand their knowledge in hearing science. In keeping with a universal culture, visitors are expected to utilize courtesy and respect for people and property, and to adhere to all policies of the clinic that apply to all others on the premises. The House Clinic reserves the right to refuse or terminate participation in the Visiting Physicians Program at any time.

Requirements for Vaccination and/or Proof of Immunity

The below information is provided by Good Samaritan Hospital.

The application for Good Samaritan Hospital must be entirely filled out and signed where appropriate. It must also be submitted along with immunization records.

Immunization records must include the following:

  • Varicella: positive titer or documentation of 2 doses of VZV vaccine
  • Rubella: positive titer or documentation of 1 dose of MMR vaccine
  • Rubeola/Measles: positive titer or documentation of 2 doses of MMR vaccine
  • Mumps: positive titer or documentation of 2 doses of MMR vaccine
  • Tuberculosis: negative tuberculosis PPD skin test or QuantiFERON-TB Gold test within the previous 12 months. If skin testing is positive, please submit documentation of a negative chest X-ray
  • Hepatitis B vaccination: positive titer or documentation of completion of series
  • Influenza: documentation of vaccination for the current season

Once all documentation is received, there is a two week turnaround time to obtain final health clearance.