• Job Shadow Program

    The Job Shadow Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center provides experiential learning opportunities designed to help individuals learn about health career options as well as the skills that different occupations require. The program offers a four hour, once a month education and shadowing experience to 20 individuals interested in learning about a specific area in health care. Program participants will have the opportunity to experience the workplace setting as well as the duties performed by the health care worker they are shadowing; however, they will not be permitted to take part in hands-on patient care.

    PLEASE NOTE- The last event for 2015 has been filled, so effective December 1, 2015, applications for the December 18, 2015 event will no longer be accepted.

    We sincerely apologize that we are unable to accommodate everyone who expressed interest in attending the program this year. If you would like to be considered for one of next year's events (April through December), please visit our website after February 15, 2016 to view the schedule for information regarding the application process.

    Thank you for your interest in our Job Shadow program; we hope to have the opportunity to meet you in 2016.

    • High school juniors
    • High school seniors
    • College students
    • Individuals exploring second career

    The goals of the job shadowing program at Cincinnati Children's are to assist students in accomplishing the following:

    • Observe the daily routines of healthcare workers
    • Begin to identify career interests in healthcare
    • Gain awareness of the academic, technical and personal skills required in healthcare professions
    • Gain an understanding that different health careers have cultures and work environments that can be unique to a particular profession
    • Develop an understanding of the critical connections between school, work and goal attainment

    Cincinnati Children's offers Job Shadowing experiences in the following areas:

    • Dietetics / Nutrition
    • Health Unit Coordinator (HUC)
    • Registered Nurse
    • Orthopedics
    • Pharmacist
    • Physician
    • Radiology (Ultrasound or X-ray/MRI)
    • Respiratory Therapy
    • Social Worker (Must be a college student)
    • Speech Pathologist

    For an experience in Audiology, please contact: Kelly.Braoch@cchmc.org
    For an experience in Occupational or Physical Therapy, please contact: Jan.Roth@cchmc.org.

    The remaining scheduled events for the 2015 Job Shadow Program for which you may apply are:
    July 24  ~ August 21 ~ September 18 ~ October 16 ~ November 20 ~ December 18

    You may view detailed location information under the section "What you Need to Know". 

    Please note that there is a limit of 20 individuals per date.