Post-Secondary Students Seeking Opportunities
At Southlake, we are committed to nurturing the future of healthcare – our students. As preceptors, teachers and mentors we commit to providing an interprofessional environment to help learners gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes to advance learning in professional and collaborative care.
Feedback from students consistently indicates that Southlake provides a nurturing environment in which to learn and grow professionally. Many students who learn here eventually choose to work here. Supporting student placements is a win-win arrangement for us.
Please select from one of the categories in the menu below to find out more about our student placements for a variety of disciplines.
Allied Health Students
Please submit an online application for allied health students if you wish to request placement at Southlake. Note: you cannot attach your resume to the application. If you wish to submit your resume as well, please email it directly to JPopplow@southlake.ca.
Students studying a variety of health care professionals can come to Southlake for training. These include:
- Cardiovascular Technologist
- Child and Youth Worker
- Communication Disorders Assistant
- Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer
- Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
- Exercise Therapist
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Medical Laboratory Technologist
- Medical Radiation Technologist
- Occupational Therapist
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Pharmacy Technician
- Physiotherapy Assistant
- Recreation Therapist
- Respiratory Therapist
- Social Worker (MSW)
- Speech-language Pathologist
- Spiritual Care Provider
Medical Learner Students
Midwifery Supported Students
To request a nursing-supported midwifery placement, please have your school’s placement coordinator submit a request for placement via the Health Sciences Placement Network. If your school does not subscribe to HSPnet, please have your placement coordinator contact Jennie Popplow in Professional Practice at JPopplow@southlakeregional.org.
A variety of student placement opportunities exist at Southlake beyond our clinical areas. We are open to considering requests for experiential learning opportunities in most areas of our hospital. Examples of these placements include the following:
- Biomedical Engineering Technician
- Electrical Engineering Technician
- Event and Venue Management
Health Information Management
- Medical Office Assistant
Sterile Supply Program
Nurse Practitioner, Masters of Nursing or PhD Students
Nursing Students and Continuing Education Nursing Students
Nursing students from colleges and universities across the province receive practical training at Southlake. Students are placed in groups and in one-on-one preceptor based placements. The most common nursing placements are:
- Groups of students are placed with a school clinical leader or faculty to spend 1-2 shifts per week/per term.
- Individual students are provided clinical placements partnered with a nurse or allied health preceptor for placements.
Nurses pursuing clinical experience to achieve an undergraduate, graduate degree, or specialty certificate.
To request a placement, please have your school’s nursing placement coordinator submit a request for placement via the Health Sciences Placement Network. If your school does not subscribe to HSPnet, please have your placement coordinator contact Professional Practice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southlake does not accept applications from nursing students directly.
Continuing Education Nursing Students:
Dial 905-895-4521 and then the appropriate extension:
- Medical Staff Office (medical learners): ext. 2974
- Research Office (research students): ext. 2763
- Professional Practice (all other students): ext. 2872
High School Students
A ‘co-op(erative) student’ is a high school student who has completed the application and interview process and been accepted for an unpaid co-op student position at Southlake. All co-op student placements are processed through Volunteer Resources in collaboration with the high school co-op department.
To apply to be a co-op student at Southlake, please contact your high school’s co-op department which can provide you with more information.