Explore Our Schools & Education

CoxHealth is dedicated to the education of future health care leaders, every day and on every level. Whether you're seeking a degree or just wanting to expand your mind, CoxHealth has opportunities for you. Good health care starts with the best education.

Opportunities to Explore Health Professions

Are you looking to learn more about various professions in health care? See what opportunities CoxHealth has for you to shadow and explore a variety of professions for observation only experiences. 

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Medical Explorers

A fun learning experience for students ages 15 to 20 interested in the medical field.

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Job Shadowing

Whether you are exploring health care professions or preparing for a professional program, we're happy to offer job shadowing opportunities to our community.

Schools & Training Programs

Learn the skills you need to succeed in various in-demand clinical fields along with the tools CoxHealth gives you to accomplish various steps in your career journey. 

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Cox College

Cox College is a private college of 850 students in the heart of Springfield, Missouri. The college offers Associate, Bachelor, and Master degrees in Nursing along with a Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Imaging, Associate degree in Radiography, Associate degree in Medical Assisting and certificates in Medical Transcription, Medical Coding and a Dietetic Internship.

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School of Medical Technology

If you love science and caring, a career in the medical laboratory – combining the challenges and rewards of medicine and science – may be perfect for you. We offer a 12-month, hospital-based program affiliated with nine Missouri colleges.

Internships, Practicum & Clinical Information

When you’re ready to take the next step in your health care education, turn to CoxHealth. Whether you are seeking an internship, practicum or clinical rotation, you'll find staff dedicated to helping you achieve your career goals.

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Clinical Rotations

We offer a variety of opportunities for medical, nurse practitioner, physician assistant and anesthesia students interested in performing their clinical rotations in one of our hospital or clinic locations.

Internships at the Center for Addictions

The Center for Addictions offers internship opportunities for students at area universities seeking degrees in human services fields. If you’re majoring in guidance and counseling, social work, sociology, psychology or a similar field and want to learn more about the treatment of addictive diseases, contact us.

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Child Life Internships & Practicums

Interested in learning more about the field of Child Life? We offer several opportunities for students. Follow the link for requirements, application information and more. The CoxHealth Clinical Internship experience has been accredited through September 30, 2022 by the ACLP.

Pharmacy Internship

Learn more about how our Pharmacy Internship Program can help you gain practical work experience to supplement your pharmacy school training

Residency Opportunities

When you’re looking for a place to complete a residency program, consider CoxHealth. We practice what we teach: building a healthy tomorrow through education.

Cox Family Medicine Residency

The Cox Family Medicine Residency is an unopposed program combining intellectual, academic excellence with the "real-world" experience of a community hospital. Established in 1987, we have developed a unique, engaging and exciting foundation for family medicine education.

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Pharmacy Residency Program

Our PGY1 and PGY2 Pharmacy Residency programs have been reviewed and accredited since 1995. Program graduates are active leaders in the field, providing patient-centered pharmaceutical care and education. Learn More.

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Graduate Nurse Residency

Extensive lab and classroom training, followed by monthly education sessions and the assistance of a peer mentor, clinical educator and nurse manager.

Resources & Ongoing Education

At CoxHealth, we are committed to promoting professional growth through a network of resources and educational opportunities available to our employees and community members.

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CoxHealth Libraries

Find books, journals and reference assistance at our two locations. CoxHealth Libraries are open to the public.

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Continuing Education

The CoxHealth Interprofessional Simulation and Education Center provides continuing education, life support programming, conferences, seminars, certification preparation and more.