We are looking forward to your arrival and clinical affiliation within the Department of Rehabilitation Services at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC).

All students are processed through volunteer services. Prior to your clinical experience, you must submit paperwork must to volunteer services and to rehabilitation services. Please follow the instructions below for both.

Required Processing Through Volunteer Services

  1. Go to the volunteer services webpage. There, you will find links to the volunteer services application and the health clearance and background investigation forms.
  2. Download and fill out the health clearance and background investigation forms.
  3. Click on the volunteer services application. When filling out the online form, be sure to answer "Yes" to the question, "Do you have a confirmed placement?" (This will cue volunteer services to create your UMMS U account, which is where your Non-Employee orientation modules and Epic modules will be assigned.)
  4. Closely read the application, including the portion regarding required documentation of titers, immunization records, flu vaccination, COVID-19 vaccination, PPD, etc. (as outlined on the Health Clearance Form). Regarding TB testing, UMMC requires that, within 90 days prior to the start of the clinical experience, you provide documentation of either: two separate PPD (skin placement) tests OR one TB blood test.
  5. Upload the health clearance and background investigation forms at the bottom of the online application form, and then submit.
  6. Once the application is submitted, please email your rehab services contact (listed at the bottom of this page) to confirm and submit the additional paperwork outlined below. 

Required Paperwork to Return to Rehabilitation Services

Please complete the following online forms:

Of note, for each of the below forms, please check off "Send me a copy of my responses" and enter the email address(es) of the appropriate coordinator(s) for your school/discipline (see the bottom of page).

Please provide the following documents to the appropriate point(s) of contact listed below:

Other Reference Documents

Contact Information

Kate Heyman, OTD, OTR/L
Office: 410-328-1739
Coordinator for OT students at UMMC Downtown Campus

Paige Smith, MS, CCC-SLP
Office: 410-328-5516
Coordinator for SLP students at UMMC Downtown Campus

Lane White, PT, DPT
Office: 410-706-2308
Coordinator for PT students (from UMB-PTRS only) at UMMC Downtown and Midtown Campuses

Tarin Baugh, MS, PT, DPT
Office: 410-328-5516
Coordinator for PT students (from all other schools) at UMMC Downtown Campus

Denise Epps-Harris, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS
Office: 410-462-5361
Coordinator for OT, SLP, and PT students (from all other schools) at UMMC Midtown Campus