You can arrange an in-depth one-on-one experience shadowing a professional in your career area. FIRST - you should check the admission criteria for your program to make sure you are following the proper procedure.
Some programs require shadowing prior to admission into the clinical phase. See the Admissions Criteria to see shadowing requirements (and specific instructions) for your program/s of interest since there may be specific instructions and forms. You may also need to contact a specific person rather than the hospital as listed below.
Good article about shadowing from ExploreHealthCareers.org (July 2012)
Remember to present a professional image when arranging and attending your shadowing day. They could be your future employers and co-workers!
To arrange shadowing contact the hospital/facility. This is not a complete list - just the result of a telephone survey updated annually. Information Revised May 8, 2013
FIRST - you should check the admission criteria for your program to make sure you are following the proper procedure.
Carlisle Regional Medical Center - contact Patty Holby, Recruiter 717-960-3253 for an information packet
Chambersburg Hospital (Summit Health) - Contact Kim Taylor at (717) 262-4628 for specific questions, or go online to http://www.summithealth.org/sites/default/files/documents/ShadowingPrograms10.12.pdf
Ephrata Hospital - contact Marcia Pentz at (717) 738-6117
Gettysburg Hospital (Wellspan) - Contact Linda Sanders for specific questions at (717) 334-4197. For an application click on the following link and choose Gettysburg: http://www.wellspan.org/body.cfm?id=1715
Good Samaritan Hospital Lebanon) - contact Robin Minchhoff at (717) 270-7763
Hamilton Health Center (Harrisburg) - contact Human Resources at (717) 230-3991
Hanover Hospital - Contact Connie Klunk at (717) 633-2136
Holy Spirit Hospital (Camp Hill) - contact Darlene Heiges in Volunteer Services, (717) 763-2656
Lancaster General - (Shadowing unil May. NO SHADOWING DURING SUMMER). Go to this link for information, http://www.lghealthjobs.org/Home/Your-Careers-at-LG-Health/Other-Opportunities/Job-Shadow-Program.aspx
Lancaster Regional Medical Center - contact Bonnie Goloski, Director of Volunteer Services, (717) 291-8126
Memorial Hospital (York) - contact Sue Luchka (717) 849-5439. If you get voice mail, Sue requests that you leave a message with your name (spell it), phone number, address and what area you would like to shadow.
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center - http://www.pennstatehershey.org/web/academicplacements/home/programs/observation
PinnacleHealth - http://www.pinnaclehealth.org/Job-Opportunities/Student-Career-Exploration/College-Student-Shadow-Opportunities.aspx
Waynesboro Hospital (Summit Health) - Contact Kim Taylor at (717) 262-4628 for specific questions. Go to the following link for applicaiton: http://www.summithealth.org/sites/default/files/documents/ShadowingProgram10.12.pdf
York Hospital (Wellspan) - Contact Linda Sanders for specific questions at (717) 334-4197. For an application click on the following link and choose either York: http://www.wellspan.org/body.cfm?id=1715