Valley Medical Center’s student program partners with technical schools, 2-year colleges, and universities to provide a meaningful education experience and establish a recruiting network for the organization. The program also strives to support departments throughout the VMC network in order to place students in coordinated standardized fashion that meets the needs of the student, the department, and the organization.
Valley Medical Center offers a variety of student educational experiences with schools that have entered into education affiliation agreements with the organization. We will work with schools to assist the student in gaining the hands-on experience needed to complete the education curriculum, while offering an enjoyable environment in which to learn.
If you are not with a school but interested in observing, please reach out to the HR Training Coordinator
Students must contact their school, college or university’s placement coordinator if there is an interest in completing an externship/internship with Valley Medical Center.
Important note – If the student contacts Valley Medical Center directly, she/he will be directed to contact their school’s placement coordinator.
Submit a Student Placement Request to the appropriate individual (see below for contacts).
Verify with your contact if you have an established, updated Education Affiliation Agreement with Valley Medical Center. If you do not have an Educational Affiliation Agreement with Valley Medical Center, please complete the appropriate form (without signatures) for preliminary review by your contact. If you would like to make red-line edits for consideration, please save the attached PDFs as Word documents and create “track changes” to submit for review by your contact.
Non-GME Observation Experience: to qualify, you must be a high school senior or first/second year college student who has already established a connection with a VMC provider and obtained approval from them for strictly observation (no hands-on patient care). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ARNP and PA-C Preceptorships Student Placement Request: It is the student’s responsibility to secure a preceptor through our organization. The student may visit www.valleymed.org and search in the “Find a Doctor” box to search and contact providers. Once a preceptor is secured, the student must contact Travis Dalton at email@example.com and allow at least one month between starting onboarding paperwork and the requested start date to allow adequate time for all steps to be completed.
Please email Shelly Caldejon, Professional Development Specialist regarding clinical placement requests.
Please email Lisa Lorella, Manager of Ambulatory Education and Training regarding MA placement requests.
For all other requests, including placement for the following roles:
Please email Ruth Marks, Training and Development Specialist regarding all other placement requests.
Clinical placement requests (as defined by roles above):