Clinical Obligations Upon Acceptance
If accepted, students will have a clinical component of the program to complete. Clinical placement is equally distributed among students. Although the majority of the clinical component is carried out during day time hours, less than 25% of the total clinical assignments will be during evening and/or weekend hours. Program clinical locations are mainly located outside the city limits (up to 100 miles away from Albany), and all expenses associated with travel are the student’s responsibility. Additionally, some program clinical affiliates require drug screens (initial and random), criminal background checks, periodic tuberculosis skin tests and specific vaccinations. If the student is placed in a facility requiring any/all of these items, the cost will be the student’s responsibility. If the student did not submit the health documentation (immunization, PPD, HepB Vacc., physical assessment, etc.) prior to acceptance, these documents will need to be submitted to the RADS program director no later than February 1st following acceptance. Failure to provide this documentation will prevent the student from being allowed to attend clinical settings. These absences will be unexcused and may lead to the studentís dismissal from the program. For additional Health Sciences Division policies that apply to this program, please refer to Academic Regulations, Sections R, S, and T, of the 2012-2013 college catalog.