Clinical placement in hospitals and clinics is the core requisite of the nursing, midwifery and medical laboratory programs. It is a vital opportunity for students to connect their classroom-based studies and simulations to actual practical work in hospital settings with real clinical situations, patients, clients, equipment and materials, and under the supervision and guidance of experienced preceptors and health workers. The placement commences from semester two onwards to the end of the program, semester six. Students go to public and private hospitals in Phnom Penh and provinces and they must rotate between hospitals and between Provinces. During each placement, the student must conduct specific clinical methods as defined by our training curriculum. Upon completion of placement, preceptors assess and mark the progress, performance and commitment of the student, reporting to the Institute upon conclusion. Students have briefings and debriefings about their placement experience before and after their placement. The clinical placement fee is paid by the Institute, however students need to be responsible for food, travelling and accommodation.

The Institute has memorandum of co-operation with the following hospitals, where students can go to conduct their medical placement. These hospitals are:

• The National Center for Maternal and Child Health Care (Japanese Hospital)

• The Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital

• The National Children’s Hospital

• King Sihanouk Hospital Center for Hope

• Preah Ang Doung Hospital

• Preah Kossamak Hospital

• Central Hospital

• The National Blood Bank

• The National Laboratory

• Public health facilities in Phnom Penh and in the Provinces of Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Kampot, Battom Bong, Banteay Meanchay, Kampong Speu, Svay Rieng, Prey Veng, Kandal, Takeo and Siem Reap,

• Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital

• World Mate Emergency Hospital