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Student Practice Education

Welcome Students and Faculty!

Vancouver Coastal Health is committed to supporting healthy lives in healthy community with our partners through care, education and research. Partners include students and instructors from educational institutions.  We are very proud to host students for their practicum placements and collaborate with educational institutions, faculty, and instructors to ensure students have opportunities to consolidate to their learning.  We welcome students energy, perspective and commitment to learning.

If you have any questions please email

How do I request a placement at VCH?

Educational institutions should request placements through the national web enabled data base, Health Sciences Placement Network (HSPnet). This is the preferred method of for placement application so the process is streamlined and sites/programs consider requests from one source.

Prior to requesting a placement, the educational institution will have to enter into an affiliation agreement with VCH so each party understands their responsibilities and accountabilities in the partnership. Requests for affiliation agreements should be made to Please allow 3-4 months for this process. 

Job Shadow/Career Observation/Supervised Practice Experience

Vancouver Coastal Health may be able to accommodate certain observation experiences or Supervised Practice Experiences in some program areas. Individuals will be required to have immunizations up to date and a current criminal record check. Individuals may be responsible for having adequate insurance and completing the VCH Privacy and Confidentiality module is mandatory. Please email for details. 

Evaluate your learning experience

Faculty, students and staff preceptors are asked to complete an evaluation following each clinical placement. This information is shared with the placement area and helps us improve the quality of the educational experience. Please take the time to complete an evaluation form and return it by email to

Student practice student or faculty evaluation form

Student practice staff evaluation form

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