Observation Program

Learn More About Careers in Health Care Through the Observation Program

The Observation Program at University Hospitals is an opportunity for individuals who are interested in health care careers to shadow a hospital worker (sponsor) and learn more about the field. Applicants are required to complete an application, online compliance training and acquire a hospital sponsor, adhere to all health screening requirements, and show proof of health care coverage.

Applicants interested in observing in an operating room (OR) must be at least 18 years of age. Observation experiences in an OR are limited to 10 experiences for students under the age of 21 in any one calendar year. To observe in the OR you must also watch our OR video explaining our processes and take the OR quiz. Please turn in your quiz along with your completed application to the volunteer services coordinator.

Please submit your completed application to the Volunteer Services office.

If you are interested in observing in Neurology please submit your application to .

Applications can be obtained from the Volunteer Services Department and through the link posted under “Helpful Links”. Any area has the right to refuse an observation experience if it conflicts with department schedules or if no one is available to coordinate the experience.

If you are a University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center employee wanting to observe you do not need to complete this process. Please make arrangements with your manager and sponsor.

Helpful Links

* Compliance training site
* Observation Application
* Watch OR Video
* Download OR Quiz

All observers are required to complete compliance training. Turn in confirmation page with completed observation application to the Observation Coordinator. For questions, call 440-735-4774.

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