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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 placements@vch.ca.

News

New Cerner Training requirements for Allied Students

July 16, 2019 – Starting in August 2019, Social Work, Counselling, Dietetics, and Spiritual Care students will require Cerner training. More info on the allied health students page.

PARIS Training for Students Available Online

July 1, 2019 – PARIS training for students is now offered on the Learning Hub. Check your Discipline tab under "Orientation for all students" for more info.

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. Students who wish to request placements at VCH are required to have a school email address.

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 placements@vch.ca Please allow 3-4 months for this process. 

Medical Students

We do not receive medical student placement requests directly. All requests must go through the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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 placements@vch.ca for details. 

Evaluate your learning experience

Faculty, students and staff preceptors are encouraged to complete an evaluation following their clinical placement. This information is shared with the placement area and helps us to improve the quality of the educational experience for all parties involved. Please take the time to complete your practice experience evaluation:

  • Students and Faculty: Student Practice Evaluation Form (Online orPaper)
  • VCH Staff: Student Practice Evaluation Form (Online orPaper)

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