Students: Information you will need for your clinical experiences in Therapy Services

Therapy Services accepts a variety of students for clinical experiences within our departments and programs. Clinical experiences are coordinated with accredited colleges and universities with a signed contractural agreement with UVA Health System. Each Therapy Services discipline has a designated clinical coordinator. See "Schools: Contracting with UVAHS" for contact information.

Link Attire And Personal Appearance
All students shall dress appropriately for the work setting and exhibit a professional appearance while in the hospital. Attire shall be neat and clean at all times and shall be appropriate so as not to distract or interfere with patient care. Refer to departmental guidelines for any additional requirements of the department/clinical program. Click on the link to read UVA Medical Center Policy 0051 : Attire and Personal Appearance
File Accessing the LMS/Net Learning Modules
Students will be assigned specific learning modules for completion before beginning a clinical experience with Therapy Services. You may access these modules from home or school. Additional modules may be assigned to you after you arrive at UVA.
Page Learning and Communication Style Inventory
Identifying and communicating your learning needs is an important factor for success in any clinical learning situation. This inventory is one way to help you become more familiar with your particular style.
Link Culture, Communication and Ethics
 
File Unapproved Abbreviations
A “minimum list” of dangerous abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols is defined by The Joint Commission. Open chart audits are conducted monthly to ensure compliance. Audits results are reviewed by the Health Information Services Subcommittee on a quarterly basis.
Link Health Sciences Library - Allied Health Resources
 
File Level 1 Occupational Therapy Student Requirements
 
File 2013 Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Data Form -Adults
 
File 2013 Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Data Form - Pediatrics
 
File 2013 Physical Therapy CSIF
 
Page SLP Graduate Student Placements
The adult in-patient SLP program and the pediatric SLP program both accept graduate students for placements for fall, spring, and summer semesters. Please coordinate student placements at U.Va Medical Denter through your university or college's student coordinator. Student coordinators may contact Renee Bricker, M.S., CCC-SLP with requests for adult inpatient placements or Mary C Bickley, CCC-SLP, with requests for pediatric placements. If interested in applying for a placement, please provide a resume, cover letter, and current transcript. Given our large volume of requests interviews usually take place approximently 3-6 months prior to the start of the placement.
File New Employee/New Student Orientation
All Therapy Services participation students are required to attend a central orientation to patient care. Please see the attached file for a sample schedule. We request that participation students begin their clinical experience with UVA Therapy Services on a new employee orientation date. Patient Care (Day 2) Orientation occurs on the second day of orientation week from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 999 Grove Street, Charlottesville VA, 22908. Our 2013 Orienatation Dates are provided in the link below. Additional training is required before participation students may document in the electronic medical record. This EMR training is separate from our orientation to patient care.
File New Employee/New Student Orientation Dates
 
Link ID Badges
All students participating in patient care must wear a UVA photo ID badge. Badges are obtained on the first day of the clinical experience. The student must be entered into the UVA Security system and given a UVA ID number. The student must provide a government issued photo ID such as driver’s license, passport, etc. in order to obtain a Health System Identification Badge (per Medical Center Policy 004).
Link OT Student Information
Use this link to access additional information specific to our OT student program.
Link PT Student Information
Use this link to access additional information specific to our PT student program.
Link AOTA Web Site for Students
 
File Communication Style Inventory