Health Careers Shadowing, Career Investigation & Hospital Directions
HACC encourages you to arrange an in-depth, one-on-one shadowing experience with a professional in your career area. Below is contact information for local hospitals.
- Your first step is to check the admission criteria for your program to see if shadowing is required, or if there are specific instructions and forms
- Image is everything
- Remember to present a professional image.
- Dress and act professionally and appropriately when arranging and attending your shadowing day.
- Some facilities may require you to complete background checks and have a flu shot.
- Some facilities may want at least a month advance notice of your desired shadow date.
UPMC PinnacleHealth offers a Student Career Exploration Program that includes Destination Imaging, Extreme Nurse, Experience the Lab, a Health Care Career Night (usually April/October), summer internships and shadowing. All are excellent career investigation tools.
To arrange shadowing, contact the hospital or health-care facility.
Before you begin making contacts, check the admission criteria for your program to make sure you are following the proper procedure if shadowing is required.
To set up a shadowing opportunity, contact:
- Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital (Camp Hill). Contact Darlene Heiges in Volunteer Services, 717-763-2656 or learn more online.
- Penn Medicine Lancaster General. Contact Human Resources (717) 544-4915 arrange shadowing. Learn more online (includes online shadow request form)
- Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Contact the Office of Academic Placement or learn more online (includes online shadow request form)
- Summit Health - Chambersburg & Waynesboro. Contact Kim Taylor at 717-262-4628 for specific questions or learn more online (includes online shadow request form).
- UPMC Pinnacle. Learn more online (includes online shadow request form)
- UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle (Carlisle Regional Medical Center). Contact Recruiter, 717-960-3253 for an information packet.
- UPMC Hanover Hospital. Contact Volunteer Services at 717-316-2136 or learn more online.
- UPMC Pinnacle Lancaster (Lancaster Regional Medical Center). Contact Volunteer Services, 717-291-8126.
- UPMC Memorial Hospital (York). Learn more online.
- WellSpan - Ephrata Hospital. Contact Volunteer Services at 717-738-6117 or learn more online.
- WellSpan - Gettysburg . Contact Human Resources at 717-334-4197. Access an application online (includes online shadow request form. Allow up to 4 weeks to schedule.
- WellSpan - Good Samaritan Hospital (Lebanon). Contact Educational Services at 717-270-7759
- Wellspan - York. Contact Wellspan Human Resources at 717-851-2302 or learn more online (includes online shadow request form). Allow up to 4 weeks to schedule.
Hospital locations and driving directions
- Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital
- Hershey Medical Center
- Lebanon VA Medical Center
- Penn Medicine Lancaster General
- Summit Health Chambersburg Hospital
- Summit Health Waynesboro Hospital
- UPMC Pinnacle - All hospital locations
- Community Osteopathic
- Lancaster (previously Lancaster Regional)
- Memorial (York)
- WellSpan Hospitals
- WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital
- WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital
- WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital (Lebanon)
- WellSpan York Hospital