Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has limited opportunities to fulfill an elective clinical rotation for students actively enrolled in a Physician Assistant program. If interested, please contact your Physician Assistant program clinical coordinator. No student may contact any Cincinnati Children's employee or physician directly. Please have your clinical coordinator contact with requests and questions. Please place in the subject heading the following: “clinical rotation”, “student’s name”, and “school”. Include the following in the body of the communication: the department of interest for the clinical rotation (see options below), the timeframe for the rotation, and if you are a current employee at Cincinnati Children's. Please allow up to 5-7 business days for a response.

Rotations available

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Urology
  • Liberty Surgical Services

Cincinnati Children's only has opportunities in these sub-specialty areas fulfilling an elective clinical rotation. Limited spaces are available. At this time, we do not have the capacity to offer an opportunity to fulfill the general pediatrics clinical rotation.

To complete a student clinical rotation at Cincinnati Children's, an affiliation agreement must exist between Cincinnati Children's and your academic institution. The affiliation agreements are department specific. All clinical placements should be arranged between the academic institution’s representative and Cincinnati Children's.

Shadowing Opportunities with a Physician Assistant

PLEASE NOTE: Due to hospital restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are only offering shadowing opportunities to Cincinnati Children's employees at this time. Please check back periodically for updates on these hospital restrictions.

If you are not in a degree program but would like to learn about other shadowing opportunities, visit our Job Shadow program. If there is interest in shadowing a Physician Assistant to fulfill shadowing hours as a prerequisite for a PA program or you are currently in a degree program, please contact

  • As a subject heading write: “3 day shadow OR extended shadow” and “your name”.
  • In the body of the email you will need to include a paragraph addressing the question: “What do you hope to gain from this shadowing experience?”
  • Attach your resume.