Physiotherapy Students


The staff at the Jewish General Hospital are pleased to welcome you to our facility.  We hope that your experience will be educational and rewarding!

About the JGH

The Jewish General Hospital is an acute-care McGill University teaching hospital that is part of the CIUSSS West Central Montreal. Find out more about CIUSSS West Central Montreal and information specific to the Jewish General Hospital site.

The Physiotherapy Department

The Physiotherapy Department offers services to patients who are hospitalized or in the Emergency Department, as well as to an ambulatory population.  The department is located in the basement (level S1) in Pavilion D, Room D-0002, most easily accessed from the Légaré Entrance at 5757 Légaré. 

Dress code

Students are expected to project a professional image.  Blue jeans are not permitted.  A name tag is required at all times.  Closed shoes should be worn at all times to protect from potential injury and clothing should permit easy movement and physical interventions with patients.  

What to bring

You will begin seeing patients with your supervisor after your orientation, so please be sure to bring your name tag, a stethoscope (if relevant to your placement), a lab coat if you have one and a lock for the locker that we will provide you in the department.   Please bring a 10$ deposit that will be refunded at the completion of your stage, upon return of the ID card which will be provided to you.

Preparatory Steps

Please be sure to follow the appropriate link to bring you to the page regarding your specific rotation, as mentioned in the email you received from the JGH Physiotherapy Department.  There are steps to follow here to help you be ready for your placement.  

There is also some general preparation to do in order to be ready for your JGH placement:

1.    Infection Prevention

Prior to your stage, please complete the on-line  hand hygiene learning module

Complete and submit mandatory fields in the registration; select "My Education" in the left panel; on the right select "Take This Course".  Complete the module, print the certificate and please bring it with you on your first day.  As well, review the  Infection Prevention and Control document describing the principles of infection prevention and control in the hospital.

2.    Emergency Procedures

Please review the  Emergency Procedures document regarding response to emergency situations which may occur during your stage.

3.    Professional conduct and behavior

The activities of the department are guided by a professional code of conduct.  The image that students project to patients and visitors reflects on the hospital as well as McGill University. 

Please review the Code of Ethics, Mission and Values and University Mission Statement

4.    Map

Please use this map of the JGH as a resource to guide you.

5.    Case presentation

You will be presenting a patient case towards the end of your placement.  Please use these  Case Presentation Guidelines to help you in planning this.

6.    Are you ready?

Use the  Readiness for Clinical Placement Checklist to be sure you have taken all the steps necessary to be ready for your placement at JGH.

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