Student Affiliation Program

Student Affiliation Program

Definition: A formal program of study in which the student is currently enrolled in a school sponsored, credit class or program and is seeking a rotation at Community Medical Center. A formal affiliation agreement between the school and the facility has to be in place for this program. Please contact the Student Onboarding Coordinator at (406)327-4009 if you have any questions about an agreement for your school.

Note: If you are a Medical Student - please find your needed documents here

An affiliation agreement needs to be in place to go forward with a student placement for educational rotations. This can sometimes take some time. Please contact us as soon as possible to ensure an agreement is current and in place well in advance of an educational experience. This cannot be done by the individual departments and must be approved by the Student Affiliations department.  

Montana RN licensure is required for all RN to BSN and graduate level nursing students.  The RN may participate in a clinical rotation for up to 30 days if they hold an active licensure in a Compact State.  Otherwise, the RN needs to apply for a Montana RN license.  Clinical experiences may not start until the license is active.

Paperwork, Documentation and Requirement Information for Rotations

Please review the attached documents that include the requirements for doing an educational rotation at Community Medical Center

Student Instructions and forms:

  1. Review Student Checklist/Orientation Manual (Read only)
  2. Parking Map for Students (Read only)
  3. Tobacco Free Policy (Read only)
  4. Fill out Student Checklist (Print and Return)
  5. Fill out Statement of Responsibility and Confidentiality - 2 forms  (Print & Return)
  6. Our online regulatory courses are required for all students/residents who complete 160 or more student/resident hours at Community Medical Center.  Here is the link  to Life Talent.  Once you have created your account your required modules will be automatically assigned.    Your Department is STUDENT; Your Job title is STUDENT.

Other Student Forms (Nursing Students only)

  1. Glucometer Test (Print & Return)
  2. Glucometer Policy (Read only)
  3. Nursing only Checklist (Print & Return)
  4. PYXIS ES Tutorial and Exam (Link to Pyxis ES tutorials; complete course CLP1107, option 2 and then the exam) 
  5. PYXIS ES website instructions (View & Print)

School Instructions:

  1. Fill out Immunization Verification Form (Print & Return)
  2. Fill out School Checklist (Print & Return)
  3. Fill out Request Form to Resume Rotations Post-COVID 19 (Print & Return)
  4. Fill out Student Placement Tracking Form (Print & Return)
  5. CERNER Access Request Form  (Print & Return)
  6. Fill our Background Check Release Form (Print and return)  Fill out Background Release Form in case we need to get a copy of the background check from the school for an audit or submit a copy of the background check with the Background Release Form. In some cases the school may not provide a background check for students. If this is the case, the student will be responsible for providing a criminal background check along with exclusion list checks from  the national sexual offender registry search or Please check with your school contact to see if this is your responsibility to avoid delays in starting your student experience with Community Medical Center.
    • Please e-mail  Maria Phillips the completed  Student CERNER Access request form for Student Cerner access.   Please allow two weeks for processing.
  • Fill out the school portion of the Background Release Form after the student has filled out their portion of the form unless the student is providing a copy of the background check with the release form. The background must include a national sex offender search and an exclusions list check as well as the national criminal background check

  • Any documents that need to be filled out (not including the documents that were for review only) will need to be turned into  by the student when they receive CMC ID Badge and prior to the start of a rotation. The student  must present a state or government issued ID in order to obtain their CMC ID badge. 

Contact Information

Any documents that need to be filled out (not including the documents that were for review only) will need to be turned in to The Education Department (located in the basement of Community Medical Center) to receive CMC ID Badge and prior to the start of a rotation. In order to process the badges in a timely fashion and prevent you from having long waiting times, please schedule with Maria Phillips 406-327-4009  Upon completion of the clinical year, identification badges must be turned in to The Education Department at Community Medical Center.

Contact Information

Maria Phillips

Student Onboarding Coordinator 

P: (406) 327-4253  F: (406)327-4497