International Medical Student Program

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Spring Grove is pleased to offer medical students housing and study space in the recently renovated Cottage 5. This colonial-style, freestanding, two-story facility is conveniently located at 5 Hickory Street, in the "Employee Village" on the grounds of Spring Grove. 

The Kitchen One of the Bedrooms The Living Room (Student Lounge and  Media Center) One of the Bedrooms

Features include:

  • Six private bedrooms, fully furnished.  Wall-to-wall carpet.
  • Full-sized bed, desk, upholstered chair, desk chair, dresser, two lamps, clock radio, and clothes hamper in each bedroom.
  • Telephone service with voicemail in each bedroom.
  • Shared computer, printer and free high speed Internet access (all provided).
  • Wireless Internet Connectivity in all rooms (no charge) for students who bring their own laptops.
  • Fully equipped eat-in kitchen with range, microwave, refrigerator, sink, coffee maker, dishwasher, dishes, pots/pans, and all utensils.
  • A Lounge with satellite TV, plus VCR and DVD player.
  • Two shared bathrooms (with showers).
  • A small medical reference library.
  • Washer and dryer.
  • Linens (including sheets, towels, washcloths, blankets, bedspreads, and pillows) are provided by the hospital.
  • Zoned heating and central air-conditioning.
  • Walking distance to all clinical assignments.

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Notes: Housing in Cottages 5 and 13 is provided on a first come, first serve basis as part of the training experience. There is no additional cost to medical students (University of Maryland students and students in the International Student Training Program at Spring Grove). Those students who do not require a bedroom may still use the common (living) rooms, libraries and kitchens during reasonable hours. Both Cottages are located in the "Employee Cottages" section of the "Employee Village" (key #11 on the Campus Map). Both houses are two-story center-hall colonials.  

They were built in 1942 on the grounds of Spring Grove Hospital Center to provide living quarters for hospital employees during the World War II, and both have been recently remodeled and completely updated.  Both cottages have all new kitchens, wiring, plumbing, furniture, appliances, floor coverings, drywall, lighting fixtures, window treatments, heat pumps and central air-conditioning. Housing in Cottages 5 and 13 is available only to medical students, and only while the student is rotating at Spring Grove (core rotations and electives). Bedrooms are intended for single occupancy. Couples may elect to share a room if both partners are currently rotating medical students at Spring Grove. (Please notify the Spring Grove Housing Coordinator in advance if you would like to share space with another student.) Cottage 5 has six bedrooms and has a maximum occupancy of six students.  Cottage 13 has five bedrooms and has a maximum occupancy of six students. Each bedroom includes a bed, nightstand, mirrored dresser, desk and desk chair, telephone, data jack, lamps, wall-to-wall carpet, a clock radio and either one or two clothes closets. 

Rooms in Cottage 5 have twin-sized beds and include an upholstered chair in each room.  Rooms in Cottage 13 have full-sized beds. Each bedroom has telephone service with a private number and individualized voicemail.  Local calls are free (dial 9).  Phone cards or credit cards must be used to make any long distance or other toll call. A separate data jack is also provided in each bedroom.  Students who bring personal computers may access the Internet from their rooms through the phone line (modem required), or through the data jack (Ethernet card required). The hospital provides a single shared computer with printer in each cottage.  

These computers are located in the cottages'  and each computer has Internet access through the hospital's network. Visitors are permitted during reasonable hours, but overnight guests are not allowed. No pets are permitted. Food, toiletries, incidentals and cleaning products are not provided. Each bedroom locks and is keyed separately. Cottage 5 has two completely remodeled ceramic tiled bathrooms that include all new fixtures: vanity sinks, toilets and showers (no tubs). Cottage 13 has two refurbished (circa 1942) ceramic tiled bathrooms that include tub/shower combinations.  Each kitchen is equipped with a range, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer, and dryer.  Cottage 13's kitchen also includes a garbage disposal. All dishes, pots, pans, cutlery, and cooking utensils are provided.  

Students are responsible for housekeeping and are expected to maintain both personal and shared living spaces in good order at all times. A vacuum sweeper, mop, broom and certain other cleaning supplies are provided by the hospital. Professional housekeeping services are not provided during the rotations. Charges for missing or broken items apply. You may not use space heaters, hot plates, electric grills and toaster ovens in the bedrooms. Rooms must be reserved in advance. Please note that space is limited and Spring Grove cannot guarantee that a room in either cottage will necessarily be available.  Cottages 5 and 13 offer dormitory space, study areas, dining facilities, student lounges and as a base of operation for third and fourth year medical students during clinical rotations at Spring Grove Hospital Center. Under special conditions, students who occupy Cottages 5 and 13 may be called upon to provide clinical assistance on a 24-hour basis. Accordingly, there is no charge. Under Maryland law, smoking is not permitted in either cottage. Students are required to sign a written agreement with Spring Grove prior to occupancy, and must pledge to abide by the rules that apply to the student cottages.  

The Hospital reserves the right to deny continued access to the cottages in the event that the student fails to abide by the rules or engages in disruptive behaviors, and a student's final grade may be withheld in the event that a student fails to make restitution for damages that are not caused by normal wear. Please see the Medical Student Manual for additional information about student housing.  

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