What is a Longitudinal Placement?
A longitudinal placement (LP) is a one or two day learning experience. It can be done over several days, but essentially you come in and it’s self organized by the student.
So say, for example, I want to organize one in respiratory therapy. I would reach out to a personal contact, my mom who is a respiratory therapist, and say ‘hey mom, is there any respiratory therapists that you know that would be willing to take on a student for a day or two?’
And ‘what’s the level of administrative work required behind that?‘
And usually they get it set up quite easily because generally facilities are wonderful with learners, and they want to be able to help all of the learners that are one day going to be working in the profession. So I think they do the best of their ability, given the volume of requests for placements they get from medical learners.