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Job Shadowing at UPMC in North Central Pa.

Get a real-life glimpse at what medical professionals at UPMC in the north central Pa. region do every day. Whether you’re a student or adult looking to change careers, job shadowing can give you an in-depth look into a specific field to help you decide if it’s a good fit for you.

Students wishing to job shadow:

  • Must arrange a shadow placement with a UPMC physician/staff member they intend to shadow prior to submitting a job shadow request.
  • Must be at least 14 years of age.
  • May not shadow more than 80 hours, no more than 8 hours per day, within a year timeframe.
  • May only observe professional activities under the direct supervision of a UPMC staff member.
  • May not perform any work.
  • Must be lawfully present in the United States.
  • Will be contacted by a UPMC Volunteer Coordinator once job shadow request form has been received.
  • Must provide proof of the required vaccinations listed below:
    • MMR vaccine x 2
    • Varicella vaccine x 2
    • Hepatitis B vaccine x 3
    • Flu vaccine between months of November – May

Job Shadowing at UPMC Wellsboro and UPMC Cole

Candidates interested in job shadowing at UPMC Wellsboro and UPMC Cole should first inquire with:

Faith Preston, UPMC Wellsboro,, 570-723-0191
Jennifer Easton, UPMC Cole,, 717-579-6468

Job Shadowing at UPMC Williamsport, UPMC Williamsport Divine Providence Campus, UPMC Muncy, and facilities in Lock Haven

For job shadow opportunities at UPMC facilities in Lycoming and Clinton counties including UPMC Williamsport, UPMC Williamsport Divine Providence Campus, UPMC Muncy, and facilities in Lock Haven, candidates are required to contact the UPMC NCPA physician/service line who/where they would like to shadow and arrange for a placement that the physician/service line can accommodate. View a list of medical services offered in the region.

Please note that shadowing experiences are not guaranteed and are based solely on the availability of UPMC staff. Once a candidate has arranged a placement, they may submit a shadow request form. Pre-arranged placement will be verified by the Volunteer Services department.

Processing shadow requests takes four to six weeks.

A prospective candidate is not eligible to shadow until they receive final clearance by the UPMC Volunteer Services office.

Complete the Job Shadow Request Form

By submitting this form, I request to observe a health care worker at UPMC in North Central Pa. to help facilitate my selection of a career. I assume all risks of my participation, accept full responsibility and/or medical costs for, and hereby waive any claims or rights against UPMC, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, employees, agents, or representatives that I might have related to, any accident, illness, injury, or other harm or loss incurred by me during, or as a result of, transportation to and from UPMC and/or the time spent at UPMC in North Central Pa., including but not limited to the observation period.

*Volunteer Services will contact the UPMC professional to verify your pre-approved placement. Failure to provide a UPMC employee’s name or misinformation will result in your request not getting processed.

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