At our regular public clinic, you’ll gain experience treating the general public in a simulated clinic environment. This clinic takes place outside of your regular classroom hours. Daytime and evening shifts are available throughout the week, and you’ll work 3-4 shifts per month starting mid-way through your first year.
There is a trained supervisor at every clinic to give you support and direction. A normal shift consists of two 60-minute massages, and for each appointment you’ll conduct an assessment and perform a personalized treatment based on your client’s needs. You will also have a few shifts as clinic receptionist, and a few as clinic support. This way, you learn about all of the tasks that go into keeping a clinic running: customer service, laundry, recordkeeping, payment, file management, and more.
The MH Vicars School’s public clinics are very popular in the community, and you’ll have the opportunity to treat clients from all walks of life.
To offer even more variety for our students, the school regularly organizes outreach events where students can earn clinical hours in a new setting. We are careful only to choose events that provide a learning opportunity for students and that contribute to the community in a positive way. For example, you’ll often see our students treating athletes at charity and sports events.