Clinical Placement, also referred to as Worksite Experience, Clinical Externship, or Practicum Placement, is a critical training component for students in any healthcare services program. This is the period of time when students are placed in a real workplace environment and given a chance to apply some of the skills learned during the program.
Prior to starting the Clinical Placement, students must successfully complete all ILS and medical courses within the Medical Office Assistant program, in addition to adhering to all policies outlined in the Clinical Placement Meeting.
Course manual is provided for on-going reference. There is a final exam upon completion of the course. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.
- Relationship-building opportunities between the student and Preceptor
- Inside knowledge of local and regional labour market conditions
- Networking opportunities with other departments and outside healthcare facilities
- Relevant experience and references within the healthcare industry
- Direct experience with interviewing and/or hiring policies within a healthcare facility or medical office
- Potential employment