St. Mary's Medical Education

Thank you for your interest in the Student Program. St. Mary’s provides the highest quality patient care, while providing an excellent learning environment to all students.


Undergraduate program:

  • Practicum students: Practicum Students: Pre-Med, Pre-Nursing, Public Health Administration, Exercise
    & Sports Science, Health Promotion & Behavior, and other clinical fields not listed
  • Clinical Students: Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Radiology Technician,
    Social Worker, Sonographer, Lab Technician
  • Non-clinical Students: Any student or intern not requiring direct or indirect patient care experience.
    Examples are Marketing Intern, Legal Services Intern, HIM Intern

Graduate Program:

  • Advance Practice Students: Physician Assistant, Nursing Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, Mid-wife, Anesthesiologist
    Assistant, Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Medical Students: Student attending Medical School to be a physician
  • Pharmacy Student: Pharmacist

Students exclude:

  • Observers
  • Residency Program

Inquire about a Preceptor and the Affiliation Agreement Process

Undergraduate program:
Almeta Trawick
(706) 389-2150

Graduate Program:
Chrys Moore - Medical Education Coordinator
(706) 389-3848

Pharmacy Program:
Sylvia Barrett
(706) 389-2511

Student Clearance Procedure

St. Mary’s Health Care System, Inc. utilizes ACEMAPP to manage clinical education for student clinical placement and onboarding. ACEMAPPis a secure, online, clinical rotation matching, student on-boarding, and document storage solution for clinical sites, schools and consortia.

Before students are able to start, students must be fully compliant and the rotation roster must have been sent via ACEMAPP. All requirements must be completed 2 will prior to the start of the rotation. Once the requirements are completed, the preceptor, school, and student receive an email stating that the student is clear to begin their clinical experience.

Instructions for Schools
Schools must submit all student placement requests through ACEMAPP. If your school is not yet a member of ACEMAPP, please contact ACEMAPP Customer Support to get started. You are responsible for reviewing certain forms and documents submitted by students in ACEMAPP. Please note, there is a difference between an "approved rotation" and the student being cleared to begin. A student must be fully compliant (all green checks) before they are cleared to begin.

Instructions for Students
All student placement requests will be submitted by your school in ACEMAPP. If your school is a member of ACEMAPP, they will create your account and request your rotation. Once your account has been created, you will receive a welcome email from ACEMAPP. You will need to login, complete your ACEMAPP profile and all necessary requirements to attend a rotation at Piedmont Healthcare. You are responsible for completing and maintaining compliance for all school and clinical site requirements.

Student Clearance Checklist

Annual Influenza Vaccination for the current flu season
BLS certification (CPR)
Hepatitis B Vaccination—no vaccinations, sign the Hepatitis Declination Form
Medical Malpractice Insurance provided by the training program
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
Physical provided by the Primary Care Provider
School Picture ID—School ID for Undergrad students, and Headshot in jpeg format for Graduate Medical Students
Face Shield Attestation form
St. Mary’s Covid-19 Attestation student guidelines
Confidentiality Agreement
Electronic Documenting System Training Form
Hepatitus B Declination Form
St. Mary’s Orientation and signed Acknowledgement Form
Seven-panel drug screen— Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Amphetamines, THC, Opiates, Barbiturates and Phencyclidines. Must be within 12 months of the clinical rotation.
Criminal Background Check – arranged by your educational institution and must be from St. Mary’s Health Care System’s list of approved companies. Approved companies include: Advantage (Infomart), Pre-check, Certified Background, or Professional Screening and Information, Inc.
Baseline TB skin test or QuantiFERON®-TB Gold Plus dated within the past 12 months
Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (TDAP) within 10 years
Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Clinical Objectives, Schedule, and Contact Information

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