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This free program is for college students planning a career in a specific healthcare field. Students are able to observe the responsibilities and duties of hospital personnel, such as speech pathologists, medical technologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses and radiologic technologists.


Shadow participants must be in a college program and must be at least 18 years of age. 

If you are under 18, please browse the web site and obtain information on the exciting programs that PinnacleHealth offers including: HealthCare Career Night and experiences in the Departments of Imaging, Laboratory, and Nursing.  There is also information on the excellent “Volunteen” program offered at PinnacleHealth. 
 
To fill out a request form to shadow someone please complete the online  Shadow Request form.

The request must be submitted at least four (4) weeks prior to the desired shadow date.  You will receive notification of the result of the shadow request within 2 weeks of submission.  If the department that you select is able to accommodate the request for the date and times listed, you will receive confirmation and instructions how to proceed. You will also be notified if PinnacleHealth is unable to accommodate your specific request at this time.  Shadows are limited to 4-8 hours.

PLEASE NOTE: In  order to be eligible to shadow in any department a flu shot is required every year prior to the start of flu season.  This documentation can be from any provider, but MUST state that you have received the flu shot for this season.  All documentation must be handed into the department you are assigned to shadow.