The goal of the program is to give students the opportunity to observe a professional in a particular field of interest to gain insight into the healthcare work environment and day to day operations. An individual may participate in up to two job shadowing experiences for a total of 2 to 4 hours each.
The shadowing program is not a program to:
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Students in grades 10 through 12 may participate in the shadowing program. The program is also available to college students and those individuals considering a career change. Please note the restrictions that apply to some departments.
High school students must work through their guidance counselor who will, in turn, contact WellSpan Human Resources. As soon as scheduling has been finalized, written confirmation will be sent to the guidance counselor. This will contain the name of the contact person and a map indicating parking and where the student should enter the facility.
College students and career change individuals may submit a request form directly by clicking the appropriate the link below:
During the summer months students may call 851-2302 for scheduling).
Depending upon the field of interest, a student can be in a particular area for two to four hours.
During the program, students will meet as a group with physicians to learn about educational requirements, schooling and fields of medicine. Students will also hear from several specialty physicians and visit several hospital departments. This program is available to students in 11th and 12th grades with GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Space is limited. It may be necessary to restrict the number of students per school district to allow all York County high schools to participate. No more than three applications per school district per year. Please know that there is still no guarantee that all requests are granted.
In the event of snow or other severe weather, the following procedures will be in effect:
Since the start of our Shadowing Program, more than 8,000 students have previewed a health career in which they were interested. Area students and those desiring a career change have the opportunity to experience a field of their interest.
To allow sufficient time for scheduling your shadowing opportunity, please try to make arrangements for the Shadowing Program at least three weeks in advance.
For further information about the Shadowing Program, please contact WellSpan Human Resources at (717) 851-2302.
WellSpan Human Resources
1135 S. Edgar St., Suite 102
York, PA 17403
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