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 (dress appropriately) when arranging and attending your shadowing day. They could be your future employers and co-workers! Some facilities may require you to get a flu shot. Some facilities may want at least a month advance notice of your desired shadow date.
To arrange shadowing contact the hospital/facility. This is not a complete list - just the result of a telephone survey updated annually.
Information revised April 2014
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 - http://www.carlislermc.com
Chambersburg Hospital (Summit Health) - Contact Kim Taylor at (717) 262-4628 for specific questions, or go online to: http://www.summithealth.org/careers/education-resources#summittab2
Gettysburg Hospital (Wellspan) - Contact Linda Sanders for specific questions at (717) 334-4197. For an application click on the following link: http://www.wellspan.org/wellspan-careers/faqs/wellspan-gettysburg-hospital-shadowing-program/
Good Samaritan Hospital Lebanon) - contact Educational Services at (717) 270-7759 - http://www.gshleb.org/Main/Shadowing1.aspx
Hamilton Health Center (Harrisburg) - contact Human Resources at (717) 230-3991 - http://www.gshleb.org/Main/Shadowing1.aspx
Hanover Hospital - Contact Volunteer Services at (717) 316-2136. For information - http://www.hanoverhospital.org/Main/Volunteer.aspx
Holy Spirit Hospital (Camp Hill) - contact Darlene Heiges in Volunteer Services, (717) 763-2656 -http://www.hsh.org/volunteer/
Lancaster General - (Shadowing is open during the months of February – May and September – November. Shadowing must be arranged by Human Resources.) 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 - http://www.lancasterregional.com/about/careers/volunteer-opportunities
Memorial Hospital (York) - http://www.mhyork.org/
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center - Office of Academic Placement - 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 application: http://www.summithealth.org/sites/default/files/documents/ShadowingProgram10.12.pdf
York Hospital (Wellspan) For further information about the Shadowing Program, please contact WellSpan Human Resources at (717) 851-2302 - http://www.wellspan.org/wellspan-careers/faqs/wellspan-york-hospital-shadowing-program/
Gettysburg Hospital (Wellspan)Memorial Hospital of York
Waynesboro Hospital (Summit Health)
York Hospital (Wellspan)