Students in acute care are typically assigned to a service, such as orthopedics, oncology, neurology, neurosurgery, cardiovascular, psychiatry and general medical surgical services, including critical care. In the outpatient setting, physical therapy students may be assigned to the sports and orthopedic clinic, and occupational therapy students may be assigned to the hand therapy program.
Speech therapy students are assigned to acute care. Students who are here for longer stays (four or more months) may be able to work on more than one service, but this must be prearranged with the Stanford Clinical Education Coordinator. Students are encouraged to observe on other units and participate in education programs for all services, as well as in-services, medical rounds, and other learning opportunities during the internship.
The student will meet behavioral objectives established by their school and Stanford Health Care to successfully complete the experience. We individualize the teaching and setting to help the learner develop clinical competency skills.