Job Shadowing Opportunities:

We currently offer different education and shadowing experiences for:

  • High School Students (Ages 16 and older)

The job shadowing program at Arkansas Children's Hospital for high school students offers an online training education course and shadowing experience for individuals interested in learning about a specific area in health care. Students will be able to indicate their area of interest on the job shadowing application, and we will do our best to match the student (potentially for 1-3 days of shadowing experience). Students will have the opportunity to experience the hospital setting as well as some of the duties performed by the health care worker; however, students will not be permitted to take part in direct patient care.

 

  • Adults (Ages 18 and over who have completed high school)

The job shadowing program at Arkansas Children's Hospital for adults offers an online training education course and shadowing experience for individuals interested in learning about a specific area of health care. Individuals will be able to indicate their area of interest on the job shadowing application, and we will do our best to match you (potentially up to 5 days of shadowing experience for adults, and then up to 30 days of shadowing experience for physicians or medical students). Individuals will have the opportunity to experience the hospital setting as well as some of the duties performed by the healthcare worker; however, job shadowers/observers will not be permitted to take part in direct patient care.


Contact Information

    For questions on shadowing in various areas, please contact the appropriate department:

    Nursing Shadow Opportunities:

    Tracy Soto
    501-364-3235

    Physician Shadow Opportunities:

    Jackie Jagers
    501-364-1248

    Research Shadow Opportunities: 

    Amanda Holloway
    501-364-2862

    Therapies and Non-Nursing/Non-Physician Opportunities:

    Emily Martin
    501-364-1825

    ACNW Shadow Opportunities:

    Laura Spies
    479-725-6870

    Job Shadowing Standards

    Observers at Arkansas Children's Hospital are expected to maintain an appearance of professionalism.

    • Appropriate clothing includes pants/slacks, long skirts, dresses, blouses/shirts, and closed-toed shoes. Inappropriate clothing includes jeans, shorts, mini-skirts, tank-tops and sandals/flip-flops.
    • All clothing must be appropriately fitted so you do not reveal skin when bending or reaching. Please do not wear clothes that inappropriately expose skin, including midriff tops and shirts with low necklines.
    • Aside from earrings, jewelry may not be worn in any visible body piercing.
    • Please do not use perfume, cologne or aftershave as patients are ill and may be sensitive to such products.
    • Please do not chew gum and remember that Arkansas Children's Hospital is a smoke-free campus - therefore, use of tobacco products is prohibited.
    • During your job shadowing experience, you will not need a purse, backpack, mobile phone or MP3 player. Please lock all of these items in the trunk of your car or leave them at home.
    Arkansas Children's Hospital is happy to offer this job shadow program and want our participants to have a positive learning experience. Please remember that as a job shadow participant, you will be a guest and will be expected to act in a courteous and respectful manner.

    Arkansas Children's Hospital is a non-smoking facility. This means that smoking is not permitted on the campus.
    If you will be driving on the day(s) of your shadowing experience, you should park in visitor lots located directly in front of the hospital's main entrance.

    If you will be dropped off on the day(s) of your shadowing experience, please look at the Arkansas Children's Hospital campus map to coordinate a drop-off/pick-up location.

    Interested in applying for our job shadowing program for high school students?

    Please note: All documents and requirements must be completed before submitting the application.

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