Students are individuals who are enrolled in an approved academic program that has a current placement agreement with the San Francisco Department of Public Health. These programs include but are not limited to, nursing, rehabilitation, health administration, public health, radiology, and nutrition. Student placements within ZSFG will not involve payment.

Student Responsibility Checklist
Before Placement After Placement

□  Check to see if your school and program is on the Approved List of Schools and Programs.

□  If your school or program is not on the Approved List of Schools and Programs, please request your school coordinator to fill out the Student Placement Agreement Form.

□  Students must find their own placements

–   Students must contact current preceptors/ZSFG staff for placement availability (ZSFG Preceptor Contact List).

□  Once a placement opportunity has been identified, please complete the Student Placement Form and submit it directly to your preceptor.

Orientation Requirement

□  All students are required to complete Online Orientation.

–   Clinical students are required to complete an orientation module prior to starting their clinical rotation or placement.

– Non-clinical students are required to complete an orientation within 30 days of their start date.

□  Students must provide their preceptor a copy of the Certificate of Completion. Please contact   for more information.

□  Submit a consented copy of the COVID-19 Additional Student Orientation to the preceptor

□  Submit a copy of the Privacy and Compliance certificate from the Student. Click here for Privacy and compliance training instructions. 







Identification Badge

□  Students must wear identification badges at all times.

□  If a student has an existing identification badge that includes a first name, last name, and a photo, this badge can be used when on campus.

□  If a student requires a ZSFG-issued identification badge please contact your preceptor.