By Aaron Morris, AAS, KCSA, CSA, CST

One of the most important tasks when I begin a cohort is assigning my students to a clinical site. In years past, this process was completed with a few emails. However, many hospitals are now keeping track of their clinical students through an online onboarding service. These websites have given hospitals the ability to access all student information in one place, which has made it much easier for hospital staff to coordinate their clinical rotations.

When preparing online surgical assistant students for a clinical rotation, organization is paramount. In my time as clinical coordinator, I have seen significant growth in the number of hospitals that require clinical onboarding for students. The process goes above and beyond what our program requires in student files, and often the web