Thank you for your interest in Presbyterian’s job shadow program.

At this time, Presbyterian has decided to postpone the job shadow program for the safety of our patients, members, employees and our job shadow participants.

As soon as this program becomes available, Presbyterian will update our information on phs.org.


The Job Shadow Program provides opportunities for youth and adults to learn more about various healthcare careers. Job shadows are unpaid and are observation only. Hands-on experience is not available through the Job Shadow Program.

Application Process and Requirements

To apply for the Job Shadow Program, participants must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age. If under the age of 18, participants must obtain parental or legal guardian consent.
  • Not have a criminal conviction of any kind. Background checks will be conducted prior to the job shadows.
  • Complete the full student job shadow program application.
  • Complete the student job shadow training and Quiz & Acknowledgement.
  • Complete the student quiz and acknowledgement.

Email completed application and quiz and acknowledgement to studentjobshadow@phs.org. Once received, applicants will be contacted by a Presbyterian pipeline coordinator to schedule a job shadow orientation session.

Requests must be received at least two weeks prior to request for job shadowing. If you have a mentor, you will need to include that information in the application. If you do not have a mentor, it may take longer than two weeks to schedule your job shadow as a mentor will need to be coordinated. Maximum of 8 hours of job shadow if do not have a mentor. Participants must be in good health the day he or she is scheduled for job shadow hours. If the participant shows any symptoms of illness, the job shadow will need to be reschedule with a Presbyterian pipeline coordinator.

Orientation

Job shadow orientations will last approximately 15 to 30 minutes. At orientation, participants will need to bring:

  • A student ID or state-issued identification.
  • A proof of required immunization records, including:
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    • Hepatitis B
    • Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus (DPT or Tdap)
    • Current TB test (within the last year)
    • Current flu shot (if in flu season)

Patient Safety

Patients are our first priority, and patient confidentiality is extremely important. Presbyterian is dedicated to providing a safe and private environment for patients, members and guests. All patient-related job shadows are subject to patient authorization. Guests who job shadow at any Presbyterian facility are required to follow the same policies and procedures related to confidentiality and privacy for our patients, including regulations under the Healthcare Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Additional Documents

Student Job Shadow Feedback Form