Confirmed Students and Medical Trainees

Before You Start

The Academic Affairs office will work with your academic program to ensure you are able to provide the following:

  • up to date documentation around your immunization/communicable disease status/medical clearance
  • valid liability and accident insurance
  • completion of all mandatory health and safety education required of all students
  • the name of the approved respiratory type and test date 

If the above has not been confirmed, your placement will not move forward. 

General Information

Student Injuries/Illnesses

If you sustain an injury during the course of your practicum, report the incident to your preceptor immediately and to your faculty consultant within 24 hours of the incident. Contact Occupational Health for assessment and visit the Emergency Department if necessary.

ID Badge

All students and medical trainees are required to wear a photo ID badge indicating your "student/medical trainee" status. Medical trainees must wear a Lakeridge Health ID badge. Students must wear their school ID badge unless a Lakeridge Health badge is deemed necessary by their department/unit. Lakeridge Health badges are property of Lakeridge Health and must be returned to the Security/Photo ID office on the last day of practicum.


Parking at Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering is $44.50/month or $20/day and can be purchased at the security office by debit or credit only.

Parking at all other Lakeridge Health sites is $31/month and can be purchased at the standard parking office.

Obtain a parking stub, park, and take the parking stub to the Parking Office and you will be provided with a student pass.

Medical Clearance

Practicum students are required to provide their schools with proof of tuberculosis and a record of immunizations/ communicable disease status (with respect to diphtheria, tetanus, polio, varicella, rubella, measles, hepatitis B, and influenza). It is the school's responsibility for the health record maintenance, immunizations, and follow-up of their students. It is expected that this requirement is met prior to the practicum start date.

Respirator (Mask) Fit Testing

Students who provide direct patient care, or train periodically in high or medium risk areas during the course of the practicum, are to be fit-tested with an approved respirator by their school prior to the start date. Schools are responsible for fit test and training of respirators for their students and applicable faculty; for ensuring that respirators are re-fitted every two years and when body changes may affect fit; and for ensuring that they are informed by students and applicable faculty of any changes that may require reassessment. Fit Test Cards must be carried by Student and or Faculty Instructor on site.

Where to Eat

All Lakeridge Health sites have retail food service operations with varying hours of operation from site to site.

Library Services

The Health Sciences Library is available 24/7 in the LHEARN Centre at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. The library is staffed Monday to Friday (0800 - 1600) and after hours students can show their student ID to Security for entry.

Hand washing

As per provincial directives, anyone who enters the hospital, including students, is expected to wash their hands regularly and use the alcohol hand rub dispensers located throughout the hospital.  Students who fail the self-screening process will be denied access to the healthcare facility.

Required Documents 

If you are a Medical Trainee

Prior to the start of your rotation, please complete and send back the following prerequisite forms to 

If you are a Practicum Student (Nursing, Clinical, Non-Clinical)

For placements at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, Bowmanville, Whitby and Port Perry please print, scan and send all completed forms to Josie Bérubé

For placements at Lakeridge Health Ajax-Pickering, please print, scan and send all completed forms to Meta White at

Ontario Tech University, Durham College and Trent University Nursing Students are not required to submit these forms to Lakeridge Health as they are completed and collected as per your respective schools process. Please DO NOT send to the addresses listed above.

Evaluation Forms

To help us better evaluate our program please consider filling out the Student Practicum Program Evaluation Form or the Medical Trainee Program Evaluation Form below.

To recognize a Preceptor for their role please fill out the Preceptor Awards Nomination Form. 

Updated forms to be added.  Coming soon.