Thank you for your interest in a job shadow/observer experience at Froedtert Health!

A job shadow/observer experience is a short-term learning experience in which an individual is assigned to a department with a staff member for the purpose of gaining insight about the professional role and work responsibilities, the functioning of a particular department/service and/or the integration of an occupation/department/service within the health care system.

Job Shadow/Observer Eligibility

  • At least 16 years old (18 to enter an operating room).
    • A parent/guardian signature is required for observers under 18 years of age.
  • Must be fully vaccinated. (Please see health requirements for details.)
    • Medical/religious exemptions not accepted.
    • COVID Vaccination recommended but not required
  • Observers may not shadow/observe family members, their primary care provider or the primary care provider of immediate family members.
  • The observer may not have any physical contact with a patient, take a history from a patient, do an exam, handle equipment or document in the medical record.
  • Dress code for job shadow/observer is business casual or scrubs.
  • Students must wear their school ID.

To be considered for a job shadow/observer experience please submit an online application at minimum within 4 weeks prior to the requested experience date. Application does not guarantee placement.

All questions, online requests and communication will be sent/received through the [email protected].

Application Requirements for Job Shadow/Observer

  • Review Health Documentation Requirements.
  • Please have health documentation ready when completing the Online Application.
    • Incomplete applications and/or observer agreements including missing health requirements will cause a delay or denial in job shadow/observer experiences.

Request a Job Shadow/Observer Experience

Please direct questions to [email protected].