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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.

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 scking@southlakeregional.org.

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
  • Dietitian
  • Exercise Therapist
  • Kinesiologist
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist
  • Medical Radiation Technologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physiotherapist
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Social Worker (MSW)
  • Speech-language Pathologist
  • Spiritual Care Provider
For information about Medical Learner Placements which require a physician preceptor, please contact:
Giovanna Prada
Medical Staff Office
Telephone:  905-895-4521, ext. 2974

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 Susan King in Professional Practice at scking@southlakeregional.org.

To request a physician-supported midwifery placement, please have your school’s placement coordinator submit a request for placement via the Health Sciences Placement Network. If the school does not subscribe to HSPnet, please have your placement coordinator contact Giovanna Prada in the Medical Staff Office at gprada@southlakeregional.org.
Please submit an online Student Placement Application for Non-Clinical Students if you wish to request a placement at Southlake. Note: you cannot attach your resume to the online application. If you wish to submit your resume, or if you have any questions, please email Professional Practice at scking@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
  • Public Relations
  • Sterile Supply Program
If you wish to request a placement at Southlake, please submit an online Student Placement Application for NPs, Masters of Nursing and PhD Students. Note: you cannot attach your resume to the online application. If you wish to submit your resume, or if you have any questions, please email Professional Practice at scking@southlakeregional.org.

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.

Nursing Students:

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 scking@southlakeregional.org.

Southlake does not accept applications from nursing students directly.

Continuing Education Nursing Students:

Please submit an online student placement application if you wish to request a placement at Southlake. Note: you cannot attach your resume to the online application. If you wish to submit your resume, or if you have any questions, please email Professional Practice at scking@southlakeregional.org.
To request a paramedical student 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 Professional Practice at scking@southlakeregional.org.

If you are interested in a research-related student placement at Southlake, please visit the Research section of our website, or contact the Research Office directly at 905-895-4521, ext. 2763.

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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.