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Student Placements

Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS) is committed to offering valuable student educational opportunities that will support our mission of Quality Health Care, Right Here.  

The primary goal for placements is to provide students with experience that will integrate the skills learned in the classroom and provide an opportunity to apply their knowledge.

Based on the availability of appropriate preceptors/placement supervisors and the existence of an affiliation agreement between GBHS and educational facilities, we can accommodate placements in the following areas:

Allied Health
GBHS supports Allied Health students for clinical learning experiences in the following programs:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Social Work
  • Dietitian
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Occupational and Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Recreational Therapy

Nursing Placements
GBHS supports nursing students for clinical learning experiences within the following Nursing Programs:

  • Collaborative BScN
  • Compressed Time Frame BScN
  • Bridging RPN to BScN
  • Practical Nursing

Other Placement Opportunities
GBHS welcomes student placements in the following programs:

  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medical Device Reprocessing
  • Diagnostic Imaging (MRI, X-Ray and Ultrasound etc.)
  • Addictions and Mental Health
  • Midwifery
  • Medical/Executive Office Administration

Job Shadowing is an observational experience that is a unique opportunity for an individual to learn about an area of healthcare by spending time with a hospital employee who is currently working in the role.  A job shadow typically lasts from a minimum of 4 hours up to a maximum of 4 days.

High School Co-op placements are offered in a variety of areas at each of our hospital locations. This co-op experience provides students with the opportunity to explore careers in healthcare, develop the essential skills required in the workplace and gain valuable work experience to help build a resume for postsecondary programs and future employment.

Student Placement Process

Eligibility Criteria
Students must be enrolled in a school/academic program that requires them to complete an unpaid placement/practicum in order to graduate.

Acceptance / Decline
GBHS will confirm or decline all placement requests with the Program Placement Coordinator and/or students.

Confirmation of Placement
A couple of weeks prior to the start of a confirmed unpaid student placement, the student will receive a confirmation e-mail, which will include a copy of the pre-placement package, orientation package and contact information for the assigned preceptor and/or manager.

How to Submit a Placement Request

Students seeking a placement opportunity at GBHS should be aware that there are various processes to request a placement, depending on your school program.

Nursing Placements
Program/Placement Coordinators submit placement requests through HSPnet Portal (if applicable) or directly to Learning Resources.

Allied Health, Office Administration and Other Placements Program/Placement Coordinators submit placement requests directly to Learning Resources.

Job Shadowing
Please complete the Job Shadow Request Form and return it to Learning Resources.

High School Co-op Students
Please contact your High School Co-op teacher for your school's specific process and placement confirmation.  For inquiries regarding High School Co-op placements please contact Volunteer Resources.

Other Placements (not listed)
Students looking for paid placements, please contact Human Resources.  Medical Students and Residents, please contact Medical Affairs.

Placement Prerequisites

In order to avoid any delays in your placement start date, please review the applicable information below regarding the pre-placement requirements at GBHS:

Post-Secondary Placement Prerequisites (Nursing, Allied Health, Office Administration and Other)

  1. Criminal Screening
  2. Health Review

High-School Co-op Placement Prerequisites

  1. Criminal Screening
  2. Health Review

Job Shadow Prerequisites

Please contact Learning Resources for more details.


For more informaton on Student Placments please contact Learning Resources:



Ext. 2105


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