The job shadowing program at Arkansas Children's Hospital for high school students (ages 16 and older) 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.

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

  • 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 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 review the Arkansas Children's campus map to coordinate a drop-off/pick-up location.