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Students Opportunities

Ivin­son Memo­r­ial Hospi­tal provides oppor­tu­ni­ties for health­care-bound students to observe members of our medical staff perform­ing the duties of this occu­pa­tion. Students are able to see how hospi­tal depart­ments func­tion inter­nally, and how they inte­grate with the health­care system as a whole.

If you are inter­ested in coming to Ivin­son as an Observation/​Clinical Student, please send a completed Observation/​Clinical Student Appli­ca­tion to our Educa­tion Depart­ment by email at education@​ivinsonhospital.​org to see if we can accom­mo­date your request. Please note that, while we strive to accom­mo­date all requests, we may not be able to provide observation/​clinical oppor­tu­ni­ties for all students. 

program dura­tion

Students may request obser­va­tion up to 48 hours over a period of no more than 12 weeks. Requests for addi­tional time will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

pre-place­ment requirements

If the request for place­ment has been approved, all students, prior to hospi­tal place­ment, must complete the follow­ing requirements: 

  • A letter from an adviser or other approved person­nel from the student’s educational/​community insti­tu­tion explain­ing the need for the shad­ow­ing expe­ri­ence must be emailed to the Educa­tion Depart­ment at Ivinson.
  • The student must email their immu­niza­tion records to Educa­tion Depart­ment at Ivin­son. The immu­niza­tion require­ments can be found below.
  • The student must complete the online Obser­va­tion Student Orien­ta­tion. The instruc­tions to complete orien­ta­tion will be provided by the IMH Educa­tion Depart­ment after place­ment has been confirmed.

After all of the require­ments are completed, a confir­ma­tion email will be sent to the student and the precep­tor indi­cat­ing that the student has completed all of the require­ments and is approved to observe. If the student shows up for obser­va­tion before all require­ments are complete and the confir­ma­tion email is sent, the student will be sent home.

immu­niza­tions requirements

MMR (Measles, mumps, rubella)
Must have one of the following: 

  • Record of two immu­niza­tions given after the age of fifteen (15) months and at least thirty (30) days apart.
  • Record of measles and rubella titer show­ing immunity.

TB (Tuber­cu­lo­sis)
Must have one of the following: 

  • Record of two nega­tive PPD tests, one from each of the last two years; or
  • Nega­tive Two Step PPD test within the past calen­dar year; or
  • Chest X-Ray if the student has previ­ously tested posi­tive on a prior PPD. In this instance, the student will provide the chest x-ray to the Employee Health Nurse and will complete a tuber­cu­lo­sis symp­tom check­list yearly, agree­ing to report to the EHN if the student becomes symp­to­matic during their place­ment at the hospi­tal; or
  • Inter­feron-Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) blood test for TB within the last year which must be one of the follow­ing:
    a. Quan­tiF­eron-TB Gold Test (QFT-G)
    b. Quan­tiF­eron-TB Gold In-Tube Test (QFT-G)
    c. T-SPOT TB Test (T-Spot)

Must have record of flu vacci­na­tion if dates of rota­tion are between Octo­ber 31 and March 31.

Hepati­tis B
Please note that the Hepati­tis B vaccine is strongly recom­mended for all students, but is not required.