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Student/Trainee Requirements

  • The information contained on this website applies only to allied health and administrative students/trainees.  Medical students interested in doing an educational rotation here at Tripler need to click on the following link Medical Student Applicants for instructions and requirements for doing an educational rotation.
  • Educational/training rotations are limited to students/trainees enrolled in formal education and training programs at an accredited school or institution.
    • Student affiliates (trainees) consist of civilian/military medical students, rotating residents, fellows, practicums, nursing students, student volunteers and students from other health and administrative disciplines.
    • Criteria for the acceptance of outside students per Army Regulation 351-3, Professional Education and Training Programs of the Army Medical Department, Glossary, Section II, Terms:
      • Trainee -- A student who is enrolled not less than half-time in an educational institution which requires clinical training as part of a health care education or training program.  The program must be accredited by the appropriate national agency or professional certifying body recognized by the Secretary of Education.  Secretary of Education recognizes only the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Professional Education as accrediting bodies for undergraduate medical education.  Students must meet federal, state, and local standards regarding the employment of minors."
      • A student attending a school in a foreign country does not meet the criteria because the student's school is not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 
  • For any civilian student/trainee wanting to do a educational rotation here at Tripler, we must have a training agreement in place between Tripler and the student's school or institution (takes from two to six months to complete) before the student may train at Tripler. 
    • The Directorate of Academics, Research and Training is the proponent for the establishment of agreements with all allied health and administrative educational institutions.
    • The Graduate Medical Education Office is the proponent for the establishment of agreements with medical schools.
  • Educational coordinator/sponsor will ensure that all student/trainees are registered through Patient Administration before training starts.
  • Non-US citizens enrolled in formal education and training programs at an accredited school or institution in the United States who require access to the hospital's information systems network can expect at least a four-month delay getting access due to required security background checks, therefore, please plan accordingly.
  • Protected Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) must be encrypted and sent via the DoD SAFE (Department of Defense Secure Access File Exchange) website to appropriate educational coordinator/sponsor.
  • All students/trainees will ensure that they have completed and are in compliance with the below, prior to starting training and that you have provided such documentation to appropriate educational coordinator/sponsor per their instructions.
    • Have a Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) account.  JKO account is required to complete HIPAA, Cyber Awareness and MHS (Military Health System) Genesis training.
    • Have a current Basic Life Support (BLS) card.  Only American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC) cards will be accepted.  Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) card will not be accepted in place of BLS.
    • Occupational Health Requirements (Immunizations).  Must meet Tripler's immunization (minimum essential) requirements.
    • Computer/Network Access.  With the Defense Heath Agency (DHA) assuming control of computer access and fingerprinting requirements for all allied health civilian students, educational coordinator/sponsor will need to contact the Tripler DHA Representative at for guidance. 
    • Letter of Good Standing (LOGS).
      • Civilian students/trainees must provide a LOGS from their Office of Student Affairs, e.g.
      • Letter should include, at a minimum, that student has professional liability insurance and personal health insurance.
  • All students will have a picture school ID badge in their possession while training here.
  • Reminder that training, if possible, will not be scheduled during the months of November and December due to holidays and staffing.  Programs/Services may allow such if staff is available for teaching.  No medical students during this time frame.
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