The following information is intended for Academic Affiliates. Not yet an affiliate? If interested in learning more about the Academic Affiliate Program authorized agents representing an academic institution are invited to send inquiries to the Academic Affiliate Liaison at SAC@virtua.org.
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, or no email@example.com.
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 at SAC@virtua.org (see tracking form).
Instructors and students are required to complete the online annual competency before arriving at Virtua once each year. Instructions to access the competency can be obtained through the Affiliate Liaison at SAC@virtua.org.
Please note: the link to access the competency from the prior year will not be reactivated the following year, therefore it is of the utmost importance to contact the Affiliate Liaison by December of the current year to discuss available options for anyone scheduled to arrive for clinical in January of the following year.
For information on any information reviewed on this page please contact the Affiliate Coordinator at SAC@Virtua.org.
Joan Stahl | Phone: 856-355-6200 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Cline | Phone: 609-914-7073 | email@example.com
(Large conference room-ground floor)
Arlene DeFord | Phone: 856-247-73607 | firstname.lastname@example.org
(Conference rooms located on the units)
Colleen Wikiera | Phone: 856-247-3201 | email@example.com
Michelle Spack | Phone: 856-247-3220 | firstname.lastname@example.org
If interested in establishing an affiliate agreement with Virtua please contact the Academic Affiliate Liaison at SAC@virtua.org for complete details.
Please note: Inquiries sent to the corporate office, internal contacts, or anyone other than Virtua’s Academic Affiliate Liaison will be redirected appropriately.
Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.
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.
Visit the “Academic Affiliates” section to review a list of affiliates. For confirmation of current affiliations send specific inquiries to: SAC@virtua.org.
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.
The following is a list of Virtua academic affiliates:
Please note: for consideration to participate in Virtua’s (non-paid) internship program there must be an affiliate agreement in place between Virtua and the academic institution where the student is enrolled.