Thank you for your interest in job shadowing at CoxHealth. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, a hold has been placed on all shadowing experiences at CoxHealth. This is a temporary measure that has been put into place to protect patients, staff and our shadowers. No applications will be accepted at this time.
Our program aims to help students:
- Observe the daily routines of health care workers
- Identify career interests in health care
- Gain awareness of the academic, technical and personal skills required in health care professions
- Develop an understanding of the critical connections between school, work and goal attainment.
Job shadowing is designed to be an observation-only experience, lasting two to eight hours. The experience does not fulfill any clinical or internship requirements nor does it provide any hands-on experience. Job shadowing is for individual participants only and is not available for groups of students.
Who is eligible to participate?
- High school students age 16 and above (parent or guardian signature is required for all applicants age 16 or 17)
- College students
- Individuals exploring a second career
How to Apply
Step one: Read the FAQs.
Please read the FAQs at the bottom of this page to learn more about the program before submitting an application.
Step two: Take the quiz.
Watch the Program Guide Video below. When the video ends, a link will be provided to take a short quiz about the program.
Step three: Submit a completed application.
Complete the Adult Shadowing Application. If you prefer to hand-write your application, a clear, well-lit photo of the pdf version of the application is acceptable to send via email to Student_Education@coxhealth.com. Please use the checklist at the end of the application to ensure your submission is complete. Incomplete submissions will not receive approvals. It will take one to three business days to review your completed application.
Step four: Schedule your shadowing experience.
After you have submitted a complete application and are approved to schedule, you will receive a list of phone numbers for departments you expressed interest in shadowing. It is your responsibility to arrange a shadowing experience with a provider. Further instructions on scheduling will be provided upon submission of a complete application.
Step five: Check in.
After making a reservation with each department you plan to shadow, you must check in with the link provided to you by the Education Center. You will not be authorized to shadow until you have checked in. After the education center receives your check in, you will receive written authorization to shadow within one to three business days.
Be sure to present your Job Shadowing Approval packet to each department you shadow. Take any other forms you may need if you are shadowing for a professional program.