Job Shadow Program
What You Need To Know

What You Need To Know

Below you will find information about what you need to know regarding our job shadow program. The following includes: dates and locations, dress code, conduct, parking and miscellaneous information.

You will be required to attend a mandatory education session on the morning of your scheduled shadow experience. Upcoming job shadow dates and corresponding meeting locations are listed below. All education sessions will begin promptly at 7 am and you must be present for the entire session in order to participate in the program. 

Job Shadow Opportunities will start in May 2024. Applications for this opportunity will open March 2024.

Dates: Application opens:
May 17, 2024 April 17, 2024
June 21, 2024 May 22, 2024
July 19, 2024 June 19, 2024
August 16, 2024 July 17, 2024
September 20, 2024 August 21, 2024
October 18, 2024 September 18, 2024

As part of the Job Shadow Program, your appearance is important. Your clothing should be business casual. A few things to remember:

  • No jeans
  • No shorts
  • No sweatpants
  • No tights, leggings or stretch pants worn as outerwear
  • No tank tops or bare midriffs
  • No t-shirts
  • No baggy clothes or clothes that drag the floor
  • No exposed undergarments
  • No scrubs

Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes, clean gym shoes are acceptable. Socks or stockings must be worn. 

  • No sandals
  • No flip flops
  • No dangling jewelry
  • All body piercing and tattoos must be covered

We are happy to have you as a job shadow participant at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and want you to have a positive learning experience. Please remember that you will be a guest and will be expected to act in a courteous and respectful manner.

Cincinnati Children's is a non-smoking facility. This means there is no smoking permitted on the premises.

If you will be driving on the day of your shadowing experience, you should park in Location D of the visitor’s parking lot. Visitor parking is free with a validated parking ticket. Bring your parking ticket inside with you, and the hospital staff will validate your parking ticket.

If you will be dropped off on the day of your shadowing experience, please view the Maps: Cincinnati Children’s Main Campus map and the concourse map to co-ordinate a drop off and pick-up location. We suggest locations B or C. (From Burnet Avenue, enter the circle as shown on the concourse map for drop off and pick up in front of locations B or C).

During your job shadowing experience, you will not need a purse, cell phone, pager or backpack. Please lock these items in your car trunk. Do not bring large amounts of cash, books, journals, etc. Cell phone use is NOT permitted during the job shadow experience.