Experiential learning in clinical environments is key to developing work-ready graduates. For health services providing these workplace environments, there is a cost of supervisor time away from patient care. Universities are under pressure to contribute to the costs of clinical placements, and therefore there is a need to identify the benefits of clinical placements for health services. The current literature on clinical placements focuses on learner-as-consumer rather than learner-as-contributor. This project addresses a significant gap in the research. This report describes the aims, methods, findings, and outcomes of the pilot study Medical student clinical placements as sites of learning and contribution.