St Joseph's Care Group is a multi-site facility which offers a variety of placement options for students in the health fields. Primary affiliations are with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine - Western Campus (NOSM) www.normed.ca, Lakehead University www.lakeheadu.ca and Confederation College www.confederationc.on.ca. We are able to provide education for health professionals and students through our affiliations with other institutes of higher learning. Students gain valuable clinical experiences working with and observing clients in such areas as Mental Health & Addictions, Complex Care & Physical Rehabilitation, Long Term Care & Supportive Housing and Community Services. St Joseph's fosters student education by offering unique environments and comprehensive practical training for individuals preparing for a career in health care in these exciting and challenging times.
Student Placement Guidebook
To facilitate orientation to the organization, a Student Placement Guidebook has been developed and is available to students when they begin their rotations. Information regarding practical issues, safety on the job and important Care Group policies are included to ensure a positive clinical experience.
Medical learners come from a variety of institutions; however, the primary affiliation is with Northern Ontario School of Medicine (Western Campus) (NOSM). Students participate in interprofessional care and education at a variety of sites within the Care Group. Clinical Learning Sessions (CLS), electives and core mental health experiences are provided by the Care Group. Currently, electives have been developed for Geriatrics, Physical Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Adult Care Psychiatry, Rehabilitation Psychiatry and Community Mental Health. These are provided to further develop, enhance and broaden students' knowledge and experience in medicine.
As with the medical students, the nursing students come from various institutions of higher learning. The main affiliations are with Lakehead University and Confederation College nursing programs. St Joseph's Care Group, while offering comprehensive experiences, has also developed creative combinations of experiences for students who want more of a challenge. Shared placements are available for Oncology and Hospice/Palliative Community and Discharge/Admission Facilitator with SJCG and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. The focus is on allowing the student to experience interprofessional care and education in a positive and supportive environment.
Other Health Care Professionals
Students from other health care programs are welcomed at SJCG. Arrangements for placement are made through the Practice Leaders and the Quality Practice Councils for each of the disciplines. Students are encouraged to practice within the interprofessional care and education framework and the criteria specific to their profession. A wide variety of services and sites are available to provide a comprehensive experience.
For further information on student placements, contact Coordinator, Learning and Professional Practice.