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Allied Health Students

Allied Health includes Occupational Therapy, Physio Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Psychology, Recreational Therapy and Social Work.

Important: Placements at Long Term Care sites

To ensure safety of our patients, students, instructors and staff on site, Vancouver Coastal Health has implemented a new enhanced screening process. 

New students/instructors who are new to the long term care site (including Willow Pavilion and Sumac Place) or have been away from the site for more than 14 days, must complete the enhanced screening form 3 business days prior to their first shift and submit it to the manager, or to their group instructor if they are a group of students.

Access to clinical systems 

Lions Gate Hospital and Squamish General Hospital

CST Cerner

Lions Gate Hospital (including Evergreen Residential Care) and Squamish Hospital (including Hilltop Residential Care) require all students to have training in order to access CST Cerner to document care. 

See more information on the CST pre-placement process for students

Important: Starting in August 2019, Social Work, Counselling, Dietetics, and Spiritual Care students will also require Cerner education. 

Prerequisite on-line modules must be complete before attending training and can be accessed via the Learning Hub. In addition, information about your classroom training which will take place on your first or second day on site will be available in your Learning Hub account.  

Download CST training checklist for students (excluding medical students and residents)

Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia Hospital, Richmond Hospital, GF Strong,  George Pearson Centre

Patient Care Information System (PCIS)

Community: Coast Garibaldi, North Shore, Richmond, Vancouver


EMR training is automatically arranged through Clinical Education for students. The date chosen are on or after the placement start date, as listed in HSPnet. EMR Clinical Allied Health training is typically only offered on select Wednesdays and students accepted at sites that use EMR are to organize their schedules to be available to attend these limited classroom dates to be prepared for their VCH placements.  EMR training confirmations will be sent directly to student's school email.  If a student has not received a training confirmation approximately two weeks before the placement start date, please email for assistance.  

Important: PARIS access and training is required only for specific VCH sites within Community. If you are unsure whether or not you are required to take the training, check with your school coordinator.

The PARIS training is offered on the Learning Hub. The online training is self-paced and takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete. It can be accessed on any computer with internet access.

Review the PARIS training instructions for students.

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