Student Practice Education
Welcome to Fraser Health, students and faculty.
Student practice education (also referred to as student placement) offers students hands-on experience in a clinical or community setting to learn the necessary skills, attitudes and knowledge to practice effectively in their field.
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Info on supervised practice experience to fulfill regulatory college requirements.
A supervised practice experience is a learning experience for a Supervised Practice Experience Candidate seeking practice hours for (a) a re-entry program for re-licensure with a regulatory body, or (b) to qualify for certification or registration with a regulatory body.
In general, the leader of a practice setting/profession (e.g., manager, practice leader or director) approves all requests for supervised practice experience. Each request is assessed according to the resources available and merit of the request.
For details, review the Supervised Practice Experience policy.
How do I organize supervised practice experience?
Step 1 – Make a request. Contact the manager, practice lead or director to make a supervised practice request. If you do not know who to contact for a specific setting or profession, email the student practice team at email@example.com with the subject line: “Supervised Practice Experience.”
Step 2 – Confirm details. Once the request is accepted, the leader will confirm date, time, setting, name of employee supervising the individual during the supervised practice.
Step 3 – Complete forms prior to placement.
- Supervised practice experience policy
- Memorandum of understanding for supervised practice experiences, waiver and release of responsibility
- Memorandum of understanding for supervised practice experiences, confidentiality acknowledgement
Step 4 – Check immunization status. Individuals are responsible to have their immunizations up-to-date as per BC Centre for Disease Control – Students of Health Care Professions – Section 3: Immunization of Special Populations – Table 3. (Note: tuberculosis screening is not required). Individuals must have proof of immunization status upon request.
Step 5 – Complete orientation. All individuals completing a supervised practice experience must complete the online student practice education core orientation and fulfill any other prerequisites for practice education experience (e.g., infection control, WHMIS, code red, etc.) as well as complete the hand hygiene online module.
What activities can I participate in?
Individuals completing supervised practice hours must practice within the scope of practice allowed by their profession’s regulatory college. Scope of practice is defined by the Health Professions Act of British Columbia. Visit the designated profession’s regulatory college’s website for details.
Individuals will be required to practice within all Fraser Health policies, clinical practice guidelines, and care standards specific to the specified profession.
Individuals completing supervised practice experiences are expected to complete required orientation.
Questions or concerns?
Contact the student practice team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all medical students seeking practice experiences in Fraser Health, visit the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC’s medical student webpage.
Take Our Kids to Work™ day is a national, single day job shadow experience for grade nine (or equivalent) students that allows them to attend the place of work of a parent, relative or friend for a learning opportunity. This program is sponsored by most B.C. high schools and typically takes place on the first Wednesday in November each year.
Fraser Health is in support of this national day; however, the decision to support this day is determined on a site by site basis. Site leadership will determine if there is capacity at a location to create this opportunity for staff and medical staff.
To request the observation experience, Fraser Health employees interested in having a child participate in this initiative must consult with their leader (e.g., manager, practice leader or director) for a given practice setting. The leader of the employee (i.e., parent, relative or friend) who will be supervising the individual will accept or decline permission for the student to participate in the Take Our Kids to Work Day in the requested practice area and/or location.
Info on co-op or paid internship programs.
Co-op Education experiences
Fraser Health supports Co-op Education experiences run by post secondary institutions. These are programs where students explore their career options by alternating between study semesters and paid work semesters. The Co-op component of a student’s degree enriches their formal education; and reflects on the student’s transcript. The nature of the work aligns with the student’s career goals and provides the student an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in class to real-life situations in business.
If you are a student interested in Co-op Education experiences at Fraser Health, please check your post secondary institution’s website for available Co-operative Education opportunities.