Understanding the clinical/field pre-placement process
To participate in the clinical component of your program, you must obtain and meet all medical and non-medical requirements as outlined in your Professional Practice Health Form. If you do not complete the requirements, you will not be assigned a placement. If you do not complete your placement, you will not graduate.
Please keep in mind that some requirements have an annual renewal and they must be in effect during the placement phase of your program. Students are responsible for all costs related to placement. The costs associated vary upon each student’s needs. The College does not have any control over these costs.
Print and review your program’s Professional Practice Health Form
Section A: Medical Requirements must be completed by your Health Care Provider (HCP). Students are able to use the medical services provided by Fowler Kennedy Clinic located at the London Campus. Immunizations must be current in order for Fanshawe College students to have access to clinical placement.
Book an appointment with your health care provider (HCP)
You may require multiple appointments before Section A is complete. You will need to bring your Professional Practice Health Form to your appointment.
Note: Having blood work done during your initial appointment with your HCP can help accelerate the process and may eliminate the need for some vaccines. Please obtain a copy of the lab results from your health care provider as this will be required for your ParaMed appointment.
Book your Standard First Aid and CPR training
Book your Standard First Aid and CPR training with your preferred provider. This training takes two days and may be available at the College through Continuing Education.
Note: The CPR level varies by program. Please review your Professional Practice Health Form to confirm you register for the appropriate course.
Apply online for your Police Vulnerable Sector Check
Apply online for your Police Vulnerable Sector Check through your local police department or OPP detachment. The College does not review or use this information. Most agencies will require you to produce the results of a recent screening. Since processing times do differ, it is strongly recommended that you complete this as soon as possible. If you require a letter from the College, please contact your Pre-Placement Coordinator.
Note: Agencies will not accept students who have a criminal record. Students who are denied placement as a result of this screening may complete the academic components of the program, however, will not meet the requirements for graduation from the program.
Book a Mask Fit Testing appointment if needed
If your program requires Mask Fit Testing, you will need to book an appointment to have this completed.
Follow up with your health care provider
Follow up with your health care provider (as needed) to ensure all medical requirements have been met and Section A of your Professional Practice Health Form has been completed in full.
The following information outlines the approximate costs associated with each section of the Professional Practice Health Form. As the costs can vary, this is to be used as a reference.
Professional Health Form section A: Medical requirements
The costs to complete your Professional Practice Health Form can vary from $0 to $300. Please contact your Health Care Provider(s) to confirm the costs of their services.
Medical services are available for students through Fowler Kennedy Clinic with many costs covered through MorCare and/or OHIP.
Professional Health Form section B: Non-medical requirements
The costs associated with the non-medical requirements can vary and may exceed $300. Please contact service providers to confirm the costs.
Police Vulnerable Sector Check
A Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) is required. International students needing a PVSC must get the screening from the London Police Service. The cost for this is $45.
Standard First Aid and CPR
Standard First Aid and CPR training is required for all programs. The level of CPR for each program varies. Please review your Professional Practice Health Form to confirm the level of CPR you require.
Standard First Aid and CPR training cost anywhere between $120 to $180 depending on the level of training required and the service provider.Standard First Aid and CPR training cost anywhere between $120 to $180 depending on the level of training required and the service provider.
Mask Fit Testing
For programs that require Mask Fit Testing, this can cost between $30 and $60. Please contact service providers to confirm costs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do to prepare for my placement before I arrive in Canada?
Prior to arriving in Canada, you should review and become familiar about the Pre-Placement Process and carefully read your program's Professional Practice Health Form. Knowing your program’s due date (located in the upper right hand corner of your health form) and using the checklist at the back of your health form will help keep you on track to completing the requirements when you arrive.
If you have vaccination and/or immunization records from your country of origin, please bring the original documents with you. Having these documents may accelerate the process.
Once you arrive in Canada, you will need to confirm your medical and non-medical requirements.
What should I do when I arrive at Fanshawe? Can I get help with my pre-placement requirements?
The Fowler Kennedy Clinic is located at the London Campus and can help you meet your medical requirements. The Clinic staff are familiar with your program’s Professional Practice Health Form and are qualified to discuss your personal medical needs.
If you have your vaccination/immunization records from your country of origin, you may want to consider having these translated. Please contact the Cross Cultural Centre in London for translation services.
Requirements may vary by program. Please review your program's Professional Practice Health Form carefully as you may be required to provide additional documentation.
We want to make sure this process is not a difficult one and we understand you may have questions along the way. We have provided you with a step-by-step guide to assist you with the process. You may also contact your Pre-Placement Coordinator if you have any questions throughout the process.
Do I require a Co-op Work Permit?
Yes, in addition to the medical and non-medical requirements, all international students who will be completing a field placement for their program will require a Co-op Work Permit. If you require assistance or have any questions regarding the Co-op Work Permit, our staff at the International Office will be able to help you.
Who pays for the costs associated with the Professional Practice Health Form?
Students are responsible for all costs related to placement. The costs associated vary upon each student's needs. The College does not have any control over these costs. For more information, please visit our International Students Pre-Placement Costs page. The costs are approximate and may change without notice.