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 (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 

Ephrata Hospital - contact Volunteer Services at (717) 738-6117 - http://www.ephratahospital.org/HospitalOverview/CommunityConnection/Volunteers/tabid/146/Default.aspx
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/

Hospital Locations/Driving Directions

Chambersburg Hospital (Summit Health)

Ephrata Community Hospital (Wellspan) 

Harrisburg Hospital

Holy Spirit Hospital

Gettysburg Hospital (Wellspan)

Lebanon VA Medical Center

Memorial Hospital of York  

Waynesboro Hospital (Summit Health) 

York Hospital (Wellspan)