Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a student placement?

If you are interested in a placement please contact your academic institution. We will work with with the Placement Coordinator at your academic centre to understand more about your placement needs and to determine if we are able to accomodate your request. We encourage you to make your request early; your placement must be fully arranged at least 2 months prior to your intended placement start date. Please note that in order for you to be considered for a placement opportunity, there must be an academic affiliation between your instituition and Lakeridge Health. 

How do I apply for a Medical Trainee elective?

Those looking for an elective Medical Trainee position are encouraged to find their own preceptor. We cannot guarantee that all applicants will secure an elective. If you have additional questions regarding the Medical Trainee practicum, contact the Academic Affairs, Medical Trainee Liaison for assistance: 


Telephone: 905-576-8711 x 34203

Please provide the Academic Affairs Medical Trainee Liaison with the following:

  • date of elective
  • discipline
  • site Preference
  • current CV
  • objectives 

Upon elective approval, it will be the responsibility of the Medical Trainee to ensure we receive a letter from the program director/equivalent including: 

  • student's full name
  • confirmation of student's good standing in their program
  • training level
  • duration of placement/elective
  • confirmation of training in Basic Safety, WHMIS, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Public Health Ontario IPAC Competencies Online Courses
  • Just Clean Your Hands learning course
  • confirmation of up-to-date immunization
  • confirmation of approved respiratory fit-testing

All placements during October 1 to April 1 must provide confirmation of influenza vaccination.

Can I have the contact information of staff members who take observers?

Staff contact information cannot be shared or publicized. It is the responsibility of the observer to seek out a physician of interest- Medical Administration does not make the connection on behalf of the observer.

Is there a library for students?

Our hospital has an accessible library available for students in the LHEARN centre. For more information visit our Health Sciences Library page. 

Do I get a student rate for parking at the hospital?

Parking at Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering is $44.50/month plus $10.00 refundable deposit 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.

Students may park and obtain a parking stub, will bring this to the Parking Office for a student pass for the duration of the practicum.