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Student practice education (also referred to as student placement) offers students hands-on experience in a clinical or community setting to learn the necessary skills, attitudes and knowledge to practice effectively in their field. 

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Learn to request student practice education options

  • Job shadow experiences

    This policy is currently under revision.

  • Supervised practice experiences

    Info on supervised practice experience to fulfill regulatory college requirements.

    supervised practice experience is a learning experience for a Supervised Practice Experience Candidate seeking practice hours for (a) a re-entry program for re-licensure with a regulatory body, or (b) to qualify for certification or registration with a regulatory body.

    In general, the leader of a practice setting/profession (e.g., manager, practice leader or director) approves all requests for supervised practice experience. Each request is assessed according to the resources available and merit of the request.

    For details, review the Supervised Practice Experience policy.

    How do I organize supervised practice experience?

    Step 1 - Make a request. Contact the manager, practice lead or director to make a supervised practice request. If you do not know who to contact for a specific setting or profession, email the student practice team at with the subject line: “Supervised Practice Experience.”

    Step 2 - Confirm details. Once the request is accepted, the leader will confirm date, time, setting, name of employee supervising the individual during the supervised practice.            

    Step 3 - Complete forms prior to placement.

    Step 4 - Check immunization status. Individuals are responsible to have their immunizations up-to-date as per BC Centre for Disease Control - Students of Health Care Professions - Section 3: Immunization of Special Populations – Table 3. (Note: tuberculosis screening is not required). Individuals must have proof of immunization status upon request.

    Step 5 - Complete orientation. All individuals completing a supervised practice experience must complete the online student practice education core orientation and fulfill any other prerequisites for practice education experience (e.g., infection control, WHMIS, code red, etc.) as well as complete the hand hygiene online module.

    What activities can I participate in?

    Individuals completing supervised practice hours must practice within the scope of practice allowed by their profession’s regulatory college. Scope of practice is defined by the Health Professions Act of British Columbia. Visit the designated profession's regulatory college's website for details.

    Individuals will be required to practice within all Fraser Health policies, clinical practice guidelines, and care standards specific to the specified profession.

    Orientation requirements

    Individuals completing supervised practice experiences are expected to complete required orientation.

    Questions or concerns?

    Contact the student practice team at

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  • Medical clinical experiences

    For all medical students seeking practice experiences in Fraser Health, visit the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC's medical student webpage.

  • Requesting a career experience for high school students

    High School Observation Day

    •  Policy coming soon

    High school student's future career day

    • Policy coming soon
  • Take your kid to work day

    Information for staff on bringing their kids to work.

    Take Our Kids to Work™ day is a national, single day job shadow experience for grade nine (or equivalent) students which allow them to attend the place of work of a parent, relative or friend for a learning opportunity. This program is sponsored by most B.C. high schools and typically takes place in the early part of November each year.

    For Fraser Health employees who are working remotely, grade nine students may be able to shadow virtual work environments, upon approval of supervisors in advance, and virtual work does not involve direct patient care.

    How do I organize take our kids to work shadow experience for my grade 9 student?

    If you are a Fraser Health site wishing to participate in Take Our Kids to Work Day, please see Take Our Kids to Work Day - A Planning Guide for details on how to plan and for further information about the communications and /or registration associated. 

    If you are an employee with a grade nine (or equivalent) child who would like to participate in Take Our Kids to Work Day, please see below for how to participate:

    1. Make a request to your leader or designate:

      To request the observation experience, Fraser Health employees interested in having a student participate in this initiative must consult with their leader (e.g., manager, practice leader or director) for a given practice setting. The leader of the employee (i.e., parent, relative or friend) who will be supervising the individual will accept or decline permission for the student to participate in the Take Our Kids to Work Day in the requested practice area.

    2. Confirm details:

      Once accepted, the leader will confirm the details of the Take Our Kids to Work Day (time, setting and name of employee who will supervise the student) with the individual requesting the experience.

    3. Complete forms and registration:

      The student seeking this Take Our Kids to Work Day experience must review and/or complete the following forms and registration. These forms must be reviewed and/or completed prior to starting the Take Our Kids to Work Day and submitted to the leader (or designate).

      • Site application (supplied by the site)
      • Liability and Confidentiality form (supplied by the site)
      • Hand Hygiene eModule
      • All students participating in the Take Our Kids to Work day will be required to have proof of full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines)

    After confirmation of participation, the high school student needs to register for the event at: Take Our Kids to Work Day Student Registration 2022.

    There is no WorkSafe BC coverage. Fraser Health assumes no liability for injuries.

    Everything observed must be kept confidential.

    Patient permission for observation only

    All students participating in this observation experience may not engage in any work-related activities. Students must identify themselves as an observer to employees, patients, clients and residents.

    Verbal consent from the patient, client, resident is required prior to the observational experience.

    For example: “Hello, my name is _________ and I am shadowing your [Profession type e.g.: Physio, Nurse] for [time frame e.g. the day]. Is it okay for me to observe while they work with you?”

    Questions or concerns?

    Contact the student practice team at

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  • Paid student experiences

    Info on co-op or paid internship programs.

    Co-op Education experiences

    Fraser Health supports Co-op Education experiences run by post secondary institutions. These are programs where students explore their career options by alternating between study semesters and paid work semesters. The Co-op component of a student's degree enriches their formal education; and reflects on the student's transcript. The nature of the work aligns with the student’s career goals and provides the student an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in class to real-life situations in business.

    If you are a student interested in Co-op Education experiences at Fraser Health, please check your post secondary institution’s website for available Co-operative Education opportunities.

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