Student Guide


Each student must perform an induction on the first working day of the month of their training practice where they will develop 4 modules:

  • Hand Hygiene
  • Infection Prevention
  • Safe Hospital
  • Identification and Prevention of Suicidal Behavior

    Find here the details of the virtual and synchronous inductions, as well as the most relevant details of student supervision.
Virtual Induction

This induction lasts approximately three hours and consists of three modules:

  • Safe hospital
  • Hand hygiene
  • Prevention of healthcare-associated infections

To develop them, you must create your account in U con Alma; to do so, our Education Department will send you an access instruction.

Each module is evaluated and certifiable with 80% of approval. In case of not reaching the passing percentage, it must be repeated until the certificate is obtained.

Prior to admission, trainees must upload the documentation required by the Hospital to the Google Forms application. Said documentation consists of:

Prior to admission, it is necessary to attach the following documentation to the form established by the Hospital:

  • Updated color photo (document size)
  • Vaccination card and antibodies: Hepatitis B, Varicella, DTaP, annual Influenza and Covid-19.
  • Current EPS affiliation certificate (date of issue less than 15 days).
  • Certificate of affiliation to ARL in force (date of issue less than 15 days).

Certificate of basic life support course, valid for less than two years (Interns and residents).

Synchronous Induction

The synchronous face-to-face and virtual induction takes place on the first working day of each month, for which an appointment is made approximately 10 days in advance to the personnel in training via e-mail.

The synchronous induction consists of the following topics:

  • Presentation of the Hospital in figures (areas, installed capacity, collaborators, number of beds, number of procedures performed the immediately preceding year, physical facilities, among others).
  • Presentation of the Education Department (personnel, library, databases and academic classrooms).
  • Strategic direction of the Hospital
  • Quality certifications and University Hospital.
  • Research at the Hospital
  • Agreements and internships
  • Supervision of students (technical annexes or training practice plan, prescriptions, medical orders, diagnoses, among others).
  • Occupational health and safety management system (personal protective equipment, reporting of occupational accidents, causes of occupational accidents, measures to prevent biological accidents) and environmental management (resource management, waste generation and care of the hospital environment).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management System (personal protective equipment, reporting of occupational accidents, causes of occupational accidents, measures to prevent biological accidents) and environmental management (resource management, waste generation and care of the hospital environment).
  • Hospital quality and patient safety program: clinical risk (reporting of events in the care process), international patient safety goals and drug reactions.
  • Personal presentation
  • Student benefits (food service, rest areas, internet connection, library, computers, parking, databases, medical gown, surgical clothing, masks and gloves as needed, lockers, banking area, chapel, optician's office and pharmacy).
  • Infection prevention and control (hand hygiene and isolation).
  • Simulation Center
  • Clinical History (privacy and confidentiality, doubts and concerns).
  • Clinical practice guidelines
  • Disabilities
  • Hospitalization processes and codes
  • Patients' rights and duties
  • Medication risks and medication management
  • Culture with Soul
Student supervision
  • At the beginning of the rotation, students are assigned to a teacher who accompanies and supervises their process, authorizes the orders or notes in the clinical history and follows up on their academic activities (journal clubs, case presentations and medical rounds). Each area has a leader in charge of receiving students and distributing their activities during the internship.

  • Each Higher Education Institution includes in its technical annexes and training practice plan the progressive delegation of the student's activities and the hourly intensity in which he/she will observe, be guided and be observed by the teacher.

  • The delegation of activities, supervision and internship plan are previously agreed upon through the teaching-service agreements between the IES and the Hospital, governed by Colombian regulations.

  • The evaluations are delivered by the teacher, channeled by our Document Center and registered by our Education Department to be shared with the Higher Education Institution.

    Our Clinical Management Department periodically reviews the compliance of the endorsement and supervision of the teacher in the clinical records.

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Institutional Wellness

We seek to provide the best conditions for trainees during their academic stay, offering:

  • 17 rooms for academic meetings.
  • Institutional badge.
  • On-line consultation stations for individual work in the "Gabriel Correa Vélez" Library.
  • Access to databases such as Clinical KEY and subscriptions to specialized journals such as New England, Journal Medicine and JAMA.
  • Support in training processes by our Simulation Center, which has a teaching environment using state-of-the-art pedagogical tools.
  • Exclusive rest areas.
  • Food service (lunch, dinner and snacks) as appropriate.
  • Private lockers.
  • Free Internet access.
  • Medical gowns washed and ironed daily.
  • Complementary services such as opticians, drugstore, chapel, banks, among others.