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, adhere to all health screening requirements and show proof of health care coverage. Applicants are permitted to observe for 30 calendar days within a year.

Applicants interested in observing in the OR must be at least 18 years of age. Observation experiences in an operating room 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 PowerPoint explaining our processes and take the OR quiz. Please turn in your quiz along with your completed and signed application to Volunteer Services. You will be issued a badge that must be worn during your observation.

Helpful Links

* Compliance training site
* Observation Application
* Observation in the OR (PowerPoint)
* Download Protocol Quick Reference
* Download OR Quiz

All observers are required to complete compliance training. Turn in confirmation page with completed observation application to UH Elyria Medical Center Volunteer Services. For questions, call 440-329-7362.

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