At a designated time, approximately 3 months before their placement begins, students select their top 10 choices in the Health Sciences Placement Network (HSPnet) for placements within the catchment area (AB, SK, NWT) that meet their needs, interests and fieldwork requirements. The computer matches students to sites and attempts to maximize the number of students placed.
After the computer matching process is completed, the placements are approved by the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) and students are able to see which placement they were matched to through HSPnet. The placement sites are contacted to inform them that a student has been matched to their site and are sent a placement confirmation which contains the name and email address of the student. The site coordinator and/or preceptor is asked to contact the student.