You will be approved to participate in the field experience only as specifically documented on your field experience application. Any changes whatsoever (including to sites, site supervisors, provision of in-home or TMH services) must be approved in advance. You should immediately notify your faculty supervisor and the SOC-OFE (email@example.com) if any changes are needed. In some cases, changes in field experience plans will result in a discontinuation and/or delay of the field experience to allow time for review of a new application.
Note: You are not able to change sites once the application submission window for the quarter for which you are applying has closed. Site changes cannot be accommodated after the start of the quarter under any circumstances.
While you are expected to work with the Walden-approved site supervisor (as approved on your field experience application) throughout the field experience, it is understood that circumstances may change, and this may be beyond your control. You must notify your faculty supervisor and the SOC-OFE as soon as you become aware that your site supervisor may need to change, in accordance with the instructions below:
The email must include ALL the following information:
The SOC-OFE will start a new application for you in Meditrek® and will provide a deadline for submission. It is imperative that you adhere to this deadline and ensure that your application is complete upon submission so that the review can be completed without any gaps in your field experience.
Note: Whenever possible, you should have a site supervisor change formally approved via Meditrek® well in advance of the effective date of the change. If a sudden change in supervision occurs, this might not be possible. You must notify your faculty supervisor and the SOC-OFE of the supervision change immediately, and you can work with a new site supervisor as a temporary supervisor while you await formal approval of a new permanent site supervisor via Meditrek®, if notification of the temporary supervision is provided as noted above. Temporary supervisors will not receive Meditrek® access for approving time logs or completing field experience evaluations. Meditrek® access will be provided to a new permanent site supervisor after the Meditrek® application has been approved.