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Job Shadow Program

Job shadowing is an impactful experience for everyone involved: students, educators, and employers. At every level, unique perspectives, lessons, and skills are cultivated through this experience:

For students, job shadowing offers the opportunity to learn, observe, and develop relationships with healthcare professionals. It exposes them to various career possibilities in the healthcare industry and helps them identify their specific areas of interest.

For educators, a job shadow placement is a great way to motivate a student in the classroom and to help affirm the value of what is taught in math and science classes. Also, having a student complete a job shadow provides an in-class resource for other students with the same field of interest.

Finally, for employers, hosting a job shadow student promotes long-term mentoring relationships and helps prepare the future workforce.

Click below to download a job shadow application!

FAQ:

How does the proccess work?

FDRHPO offers job shadowing opportunities to both high school and post-secondary students.

A student in the High School Job Shadow Program will spend 16-24 hours observing in a healthcare facility and will meet with the FDRHPO Workforce Outreach Coordinator on a weekly basis. 

A student in the Post-Secondary Job Shadow Program will spend 30 hours observing in a healthcare facility and will meet with the FDRHPO Recruitment Program Manager throughout the program. Applicants selected for participation must agree to complete all supplemental assignments in addition to their hours at their designated placement site. The supplemental work will be assigned, collected and reviewed by the Recruitment Program Manager during weekly/bi-weekly visits.

How do I apply?

High school students must email a completed application to workforce@fdrhpo.org or send it to the FDRHPO office by fax or mail. All applicants will be reviewed and ranked based on the quality of their application and the availability of placement sites for their field of interest. FDRHPO works to ensure that all students have the opportunity to participate; however, due to limited capacity for placements in the community, students are encouraged to seek other volunteer opportunities while they are waiting to be a part of FDRHPO’s program.

To be eligible for the program, the applicant must:

  • Be a high school student in Jefferson, Lewis or Southern St. Lawrence County

  • Provide evidence of being in good academic standing

  • Be in high school (grades 9-12)

Once accepted into the Job Shadow program, all students will need the following:

  • A copy of an up-to-date immunization record

  • Proof of a health physical (within the past year)

  • Proof of a Tuberculosis/ppd Skin Test and results (within the past year)

  • Documentation of any allergies

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Training & Orientation

Post-secondary students must submit a completed application to the FDRHPO office by fax, mail or email to workforce@fdrhpo.org. All applicants will be reviewed and ranked based on the quality of their application and the availability of placement sites for their field of interest. FDRHPO works to ensure that all students have the opportunity to participate; however due to limited capacity for placements in the community, students are encouraged to seek other volunteer opportunities while they are waiting to be a part of FDRHPO’s program.

In order to be eligible for the program, the applicant must:

  • Be a matriculated student of a medical, behavioral or allied health post-secondary program; and

  • Provide evidence of being in good academic standing (signature of academic advisor on the application)

Once accepted into the Post-Secondary Shadow Program, all students will need the following:

  • A copy of an up-to-date immunization record

  • Proof of a health physical (within the past year)

  • Proof of a Tuberculosis Skin Test (ppd) (within the past year)

  • Documentation of any allergies

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Training and Orientation

"Thank you for showing me what a dentist's daily tasks are. I learned that a dentist must not only depend on what he learns in school but also on what he learns from his work. I learned many things and gained great insight through the program. The more time I spent there, the more I wanted to continue pursuing a healthcare career."

Rogelio Higby

Want to learn more? 

If you have questions about FDRHPO's health workforce priorities, our workforce team can help you out! Get to know us below to see who might be your best contact. 

Job Shadow Applications

High School Job Shadow Application (online Submission)

Post-Secondary Job Shadow Application (online submission)

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