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Student Information

 

Physical Therapy Students in the graduating classes of 2024 will complete five physiotherapy placements, each 6 weeks long.

By the end of the Program, the PT students must have completed 1025+ hours total in the following:

  • 1 placement with the majority of the time in an Acute care/Hospital setting
  • 1 placement with the majority of the time in a Rehabilitation/Long Term Care setting
  • 2 placements majority of the time in an Ambulatory/Private Practice setting
  • 1 Elective placement

In addition, each student must acquire significant experience (minimum of 100 hours) in each of the following essential areas of practice.

  1. Cardiovascular and respiratory conditions
  2. Neurological conditions
  3. Musculoskeletal conditions

Significant experience in each area may be gained during one clinical placement, or through components of multiple placements.

Physical Therapy Students in the graduating class of 2025 and beyond will complete six physiotherapy placements, 5 clinically focused and 1 project based placement.  Placements are generally 7 weeks long, 4.5 days per week onsite.

Five of these placements will be in a clinical setting. By the end of the Program, the PT students must have completed 1025+ hours total in the following:

  • 1 placement with the majority of the time in an Acute care/Hospital setting
  • 1 placement with the majority of the time in a Rehabilitation/Long Term Care setting
  • 2 placements majority of the time in an Ambulatory/Private Practice setting
  • 1 Elective placement

 In addition, each student must acquire significant experience (minimum of 100 hours) in each of the following essential areas of practice.

  1. Cardiovascular and respiratory conditions
  2. Neurological conditions
  3. Musculoskeletal conditions

Significant experience in each area may be gained during one clinical placement, or through components of multiple placements.

The sixth physiotherapy placement will be completed in the academic setting in partnership with a community organization. The focus of this placement will be on community or population health.

General Information

First Year typical placement dates
PT 881 January 8 - February 23, 2024
PT 882 May 6 – June 21 2024

Second Year typical placement dates
PT 883 October 30 - December 8, 2023
PT 884 March 4 – April 12, 2024 
PT 885 April 22 – May 31, 2024

** NOTE: DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

The Queen’s catchment area for clinical placements includes cities spanning from Ajax to Cornwall along Lake Ontario as well as Peterborough, Lindsay, and Midland.  Queen’s shares catchment area in the Ottawa Valley (Renfrew, Almonte, etc) and north of Toronto (Richmond Hill, Newmarket, etc) and even some private practice sites in Guelph and St. Catharines.

1. Can I complete all of my placements in Kingston?

Due to the limited number of placements in Kingston, it is very unlikely that all of your placements will occur in Kingston. We have a wonderful catchment area offering excellent learning opportunities in smaller communities and encourage students to explore these sites.

2. How are the clinical placements arranged?

In-catchment
Placement opportunities are posted for students to view about 5 weeks before the start of each placement. For each clinical placement, students can indicate their preferences (up to 5 placements) within the Queen's catchment area. The ACCE matches the student to the site.

Out-of-catchment
Students wanting to go out of catchment apply through the ACCE. Please note, there are very limited opportunities to complete placements outside of the Queen's catchment area.

Northern Ontario
Northern Ontario placements are arranged through the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) Rehabilitation Studies Stream http://www.normed.ca/education/rehab/default.aspx?id=530&ekmensel=c580fa7b_36_0_530_10 These are funded placements and travel and accommodation is provided. There is limited availability and priority is given to those students who are from Northern Ontario, however all are welcome to apply.

3. What happens if I don't get one of my preferred placements?

You are required to accept any of the five choices you have made. If you do not receive any of your top 5 choices you will work with the ACCE until you are matched with a clinical placement.

4. How do I arrange a placement out of Ontario?

Out-of-catchment
Students wanting to go out of catchment apply through the ACCE.

5. Can I contact a site to arrange a placement?

Under NO circumstances are you to contact a clinical site, or physiotherapist directly. This is a Canada wide policy and any attempt at direct contact with a site will jeopardize your clinical placement opportunities.  Please contact the ACCE and we will work with you to get an appropriate placement.

6. Is financial support available?

Students are responsible for the costs associated with clinical placements. There may be a small number of bursaries available through MTCU funds or through a Queen's Fieldwork Bursary (~$200).