Observational Learning Opportunities at UH Portage Medical Center

UH Portage Medical Center offers observational learning experiences in a variety of healthcare career fields. Volunteer Services will facilitate accommodating requests, although placement is not guaranteed. Observational experiences are usually limited to 4 hours, however individual departments have discretion to allow extended observational experiences upon request.

Note: Requests for physician, physician assistant and nurse practitioner observations require the observer to independently contact and arrange their experience date/s after completing the paperwork and being cleared to observe by Volunteer Services. A list of local healthcare professionals in these fields is available upon request.

High School Student Observations: Due to COVID restrictions at this time, high school observational experiences are being offered virtually. Monthly Q&A sessions over Zoom provide students an opportunity to learn about a specific healthcare career and ask questions from UH Portage healthcare professionals.
Dates for the fall semester, 2021 Q&A High School Sessions:

  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021: General Surgeon
  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021: Nurse Practitioner
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021: Careers in Cardiology
  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021: Physical, Occupational & Speech
  • All sessions are scheduled from 3:30pm – 4:30pm EST.

Register for Sessions

College Student/Adult Learner Observations: Download and complete the Observational Learning Packet below. Requests must be received at least 2 weeks prior to a requested date. Observers must provide proof of a negative TB test and completed COVID vaccine series, in addition to a flu vaccine if observing between October and April. Volunteer Services will confirm an observational experience after all paperwork and health documentation requirements are received.

College Student/Adult Learner Observational Learning Packet

For additional information or questions about observational experiences, contact Volunteer Services at 330-297-2591.