Shadow Opportunities

Observational Learning/Shadow Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in an observational learning experience at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center. Currently, shadowing is available in a variety of capacities. Requests to shadow physician, physician assistant and nurse practitioner require the applicant to get approval from the professional in advance.

Observational experiences typically are limited to a maximum of 4 hours. To apply for an observational experience at UH Portage Medical Center, print out the Observational Learning Request form below and return at least two weeks prior to the requested date. For additional information regarding specific departments and areas of concentration available to shadow, please contact Volunteer Services at 330-297-2591.

Please note: if you are shadowing during flu season months (typically November through March) you will need to bring proof that you have received a flu vaccination for the season. You will NOT be allowed to shadow if you do not bring proper documentation (vaccine record receipt from drug store or physician documentation).

Observational Learning Request Form