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The following information is intended for Academic Affiliates.
Please note: Students will receive links to the online competency and confidentiality agreement via email from the clinical coordinator employed by the academic institution. Instructors will receive the link to the confidentiality agreement via email from “firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is an expectation that Academic Affiliates will ensure students assigned to Virtua sites during October 1 to March 30 are in compliance with Virtua’ Influenza protocol. Tracking forms must be submitted to the Affiliate Liaison during semesters that fall in this time frame.
Instructors and students are required to complete the online annual competency.
The following information is intended for students enrolled in academic programs seeking unpaid internship opportunities as a required course objective. Only those students enrolled in a Virtua affiliate program will be considered for unpaid internships (if available) at approved Virtua locations.
Eligible students must complete the following before the first day at Virtua:
*Review the list of the medical and other prerequisites.
Parking at a Virtua site may be limited depending on the assigned location. Anyone parking in patient, visitor or otherwise reserved parking areas may be subject to fines. Review parking instructions.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN INTERNSHIP AND SHADOWING?
An internship is a learning experience given to an eligible individual seeking to complete the requirements of an educational program who desires a limited hands-on experience for a period of more than 25 hours. Only students fulfilling educational program requirements will be considered for academic affiliate internships.
Shadowing is observation only. At the present time Virtua does not offer shadowing opportunities to fulfill personal (not required) objectives. This statement includes students related to Virtua employees until further notice.
CAN I CONTACT THE ACADEMIC AFFILIATE LIAISON DIRECTLY?
Virtua requires the academic institution to designate a contact (on staff) to liaise with Virtua’s coordinators. Students are encouraged to work with the coordinator/ instructor assigned by the academic institution to obtain information, answer questions, and to ensure prerequisites are met as required.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS MY INDIVIDUAL PLACEMENT REQUEST?
The length of time can vary depending on the number of pending requests, department/resource availability, and current status of the affiliate agreement between the academic institution and Virtua. We will try to process as many requests as possible while maintaining patient care as our first priority.
WHERE DO I FIND THE INFORMATION FOR THE REQUIRED HEALTH SCREENINGS?
Many of the questions relate to your childhood vaccinations, Annual PPD (with negative results), and Drug screening (with negative results) and must be kept up to date. A copy of these records must be provided for consideration of placement. You may obtain these records from your family physician or the academic institutions health center.
HOW WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF ACCEPTED?
Students will receive notification of acceptance from an authorized designee from the academic institution or via email from Virtua’s Liaison.