CPE through Long Distance Learning
The VCU Program in Patient Counseling has implemented a modified distance-learning program. The program provides opportunities for students in distant locations to meet through videoconference with supervisors and other students at the VCU campus in Richmond and fulfill their clinical requirements at local clinical placement sites. Currently two distance learning locations are participating in the academic components of the program. Each clinical placement site has been approved through an affiliation agreement with VCU. The two distance learning sites are:
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA where the clinical placement sites are Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, VA, which has recently merged with Mountain States Health Alliance and Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, TN, part of the Wellmont Health System.
New College Institute where the placement site is Memorial Hospital in Martinsville, Virginia.