Traditional Learning

Those who are currently enrolled in an academic curriculum which requires some form of internship or clinical training.

Lakeland Health welcomes and encourages students and observers to participate in both structured and observational experiences throughout the organization. Thank you for taking the time to review these important guidelines to ensure the best experience for both you and our patients at Lakeland Health.

If interested in completing an Internship at Lakeland Health please contact Rebeca Hamlin at or 269-927-5193 for more information or review our Student Frequently Asked Questions found below. Please review the information below to assist you through the placement process.

Students-Please review and fill out the forms below

Academic Advisors-Please fill out the form below

Verification Requirements

  • Student Orientation Completion Form
  • Immunizations: Documentation of vaccination or Titer:
    • Current TB Test-not older than 1 year
    • Measles
    • Mumps
    • Rubella
    • Chicken Pox
    • Hepatitis B
    • Influenza-required for placement that will occur during flu season; October 1 through April 30
  • Five Panel Drug Screen-not older than 6 months from clinical start date
  • National Background Check-not older than 6 months from clinical start date

Fingerprint Information

If a student will have regular, ongoing, or direct access to any of the patient/resident populations listed below for 121 hours or more, they will be required to obtain fingerprints prior to beginning clinical privileges:

  • Hospice at Home
  • Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph-Psychiatric Services 
  • Lakeland Homecare 
  • Pine Ridge 

For further questions on the fingerprint process, contact: Rebeca Hamlin at or 269-927-5193.

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Project SEARCH

To learn more about Project SEARCH, please contact Erin Wright, Manager Recruitment, Human Resources at (269) 927-5192

Lakeland News in Review: September 2016

We're Ready for You at Spectrum Health Lakeland

While the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all in new ways, we want you to know we are here for you.

Lakeland Sets Aside $50 Million to Address Racial Equity and Health Inequities

The Board of Directors of Spectrum Health Lakeland approved an expanded strategy to address racial and ethnic health equity in Southwest Michigan.

COVID-19: Lowell Hamel, MD "The Fight of His Life"

Lowell Hamel, MD, never imagined he would soon be battling for his own life in the fight against COVID-19.

We're Ready for You - Loren Hamel, MD

If you have a health need right now, then it deserves our attention right now. Whether you want to see us virtually or in person, don’t delay your care. We are ready for you.

We Stay Home For You

Thank you to all those serving on the front lines. You are the true heroes. Together, we are strong. Together, we will see this this through.

Lakeland has a Heart to Serve now with Spectrum Health

Improving health, inspiring hope, saving lives. Spectrum Health Lakeland is now part of Spectrum Health offering an expanded care team, additional specialties, and new technology for you and your family.

Spectrum Health Lakeland: Your 100 Top Hospital

IBM Watson Health™ published its 100 Top Hospitals® 2019 study naming Lakeland among the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. based on overall organizational performance.

We Are Lakeland

Video of our team members

© Spectrum Health Lakeland 2020