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Description of Student Opportunities

Group Placement

Group Placement Defined:  (limited to university students who are participating in a prearranged group rotation) Students in a group placement at Inland Hospital are part of a university or college clinical rotation in which there is a clinical instructor present at all times of the clinical experience. Group placements are prearranged with the Staff Development Department; students should complete the application after the clinical rotation is confirmed and when instructed to by their clinical instructor. 

Job shadow/ Observation

Observational Experience defined:  (16 hours or less, strictly “hands free” observation experience) An observational experience is a “hands-off” experience. Applicants are not permitted to touch patients or participate in their care. They may verbally interact with the patient unless the patient declines. In certain instances, a student may come to Inland with a support person who will be present for the required hours (i.e. vocational rehabilitation programs). In such cases, the support person must also meet the immunization requirements and comply with Inland’s observational process. Observational experience students will be supervised at all times by an Inland employee. Patient permission should be obtained prior to allowing an observational student to observe care. An observation candidate must be 16 years of age.

Student Intern

Intern Students Defined:  (Student affiliated with a university or college in search of a long term preceptor experience) All applicants participating in formal education programs, clinical and non-clinical, at Inland Hospital or Inland employed physician practices. Intern students or student groups are enrolled in college level degree programs that require clinical placements or practicums and must have a contracted affiliation agreement with Inland Hospital.

Student placements may include, but are not limited to the following departments: Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy, Laboratory Science, Imaging, Respiratory Therapy, Nutritionists, or Dietitians.

Exceptions to the above may include students who have graduated from a degree program but are seeking specialty certifications requiring clinical hours (i.e. WOCN, SAFE, SANE programs).

Students in programs leading to DO, MD, APRN, CNM, CRNA, or PA

Medical Student, Residents, Advance Practice Nurses Defined: Medical students, residents and APRNs enrolled in an educational program may be allowed to participate in patient care at the hospital or practice setting in order to further their education. Students included may include those enrolled in degree programs leading to a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) or an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)[i.e. CRNA, CNM, NP) or Physician Assistant (PA).