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Important Info and FAQs

Wellstar is accepting requests for student placements.
Observation requests are on hold.

All Wellstar team members including students and faculty will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 by October 1, 2021. Student/faculty team members that have completed their vaccinations, may upload their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services (GRITS) document to their ACEMAPP profile. Further details regarding exemptions and other questions will be posted on this site as soon as they are available.

You may contact us at students@wellstar.org.

Thank you for your inquiry,
The Wellstar Academic Affairs Team
students@wellstar.org

Finding a Preceptor

Thank you for considering WellStar as the provider of your clinical experience portion of your academic journey. To be considered for a graduate student clinical placement at a WellStar facility, please submit the following information to students@wellstar.org.

  • Name
  • School
  • Program of Study
  • Type of Rotation
  • Rotation Dates
  • Hours needed
  • Are you a WellStar employee?
  • If you have spoken with a possible preceptor, please provide the following
    • Preceptor name
    • Preceptor credentials
    • Practice name

All requests for preceptors must be submitted through this process. Requests will be granted based on preceptor availability.

Wishing you much success in your healthcare career,
WellStar Academic Affairs
students@wellstar.org

For most pre-licensure and undergraduate students, academic institutions will arrange preceptors directly with the WellStar discipline coordinator.

Internships

WellStar does not offer unpaid internships at WellStar. If there are any paid positions available, they will be posted on the Wellstar webpage.
Visit careers.wellstar.org to search available positions.

Volunteering

A great option to consider is volunteering at one of our hospitals. You will be exposed to diverse experiences and people. Volunteering also enhances school and job applications. You can find information at WellStar.org.

Here is the link: www.wellstar.org/about-us/volunteers/pages/wellstar-volunteer-overview.aspx

Observing

  • Is intended for those considering a career in healthcare or to meet the observation requirements for graduate student admissions.
  • Is not intended for those currently enrolled in any healthcare profession program; that must be addressed through an affiliation agreement.
  • The time frame is limited to 80 hours in two consecutive calendar weeks.
  • Involves no direct patient care.
  • A WellStar employee acts as the preceptor.
  • Individual units, at their discretion, may choose to limit or not allow observers.
  • Observers must be at least 16 years old. Some areas may require a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Current immunizations and a background check and drug screen will be required.
  • Medical students and recent graduates from medical school do not qualify for this program. We encourage you to apply for our WellStar residency programs.

WellStar Employees

Your role as a student is different than your role as an employee. When you are acting as a student you are under a different scope of practice than when acting as an employee.

We do not have access to your employee files in HR or your employee health files. You may request your health records from employee health to assist in meeting the health requirements.

If you are a Wellstar employee, a background check and drug screen are not required.