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Student Placement

Vancouver Coastal Health is a centre of excellence, providing a broad scope of specialized training and education, in collaboration with our academic partners – for students and practitioners from all healthcare disciplines.

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), Providence Health Care (PHC), Fraser Health Authority (FHA), Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) and Interior Health Authority (IHA) are committed to offering students quality practice education opportunities. To improve student support and infrastructure the health authorities have collaborated to develop an online core orientation for students and faculty accessing all lower mainland health authorities.

We provide a broad scope of specialized training and education for students from all disciplines. Visit the Student Practice Education website to learn more:

Are you a nursing student?

Check out our Employed Student Nurse (ESN) program that is designed to provide up to 400 hours of hands-on experience with pay. Our ESN educators support you through your transition from student to nurse and work with you to identify a career path that works for you.

Visit the Employed Student Nurses page to learn more.

Are you looking for a residency in clinical psychology?

Our Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Residency program provides broad-based training in clinical psychology with a strong scientist-practitioner orientation. It has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1988.

Visit the Psychology Residency page to learn more.

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