Preparing for clinical placement

Clinical placement is an exciting part of your time in the Joint Medical Program (JMP). On placement you will observe what it means to work as a healthcare professional in real-life situations and gain first-hand experience in a range of clinical settings.

Before you commence your clinical placement in a health facility, you must meet a few requirements. Some of these steps can take up to seven months, so it's important to be organised.

Summary of requirements

  1. NSW Health Verification Requirements
  2. You'll need to meet NSW Health Verification standards before you can go on clinical placement. These standards protect the health and safety of yourself and the public. You must maintain the NSW Health Verification standards throughout your time in the Joint Medical Program. Find out more here.

    Note: All medical students will be required to undergo testing for Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs) at commencement of study or within the 12 months prior to commencement.  Students must complete a Declaration and submit it as part of their NSW Health Verification to undertake Clinical Placement.  This process is to be repeated every three years.

  3. First Aid Certificate
  4. Before you start your studies, you must provide a current WorkCover approved Provide First Aid Certificate that shows you have completed your CPR certificate.  First aid courses may be available through the University of Newcastle and University of New England early in semester one each year.

  5. Working with Children Check
  6. A Working with Children Check may be required by specific clinical placement locations. Students will be notified accordingly.

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