The Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Observational Experience program allows students and working professionals to learn about careers in health care. This program is observational only, there is no hands-on activity permitted.
Applicants may request one observational experience per calendar year, not to exceed eight (8) hours. If additional hours are requested based on school program requirements, accommodations will be made on a case by case basis.
Observers are limited in some clinical areas for the safety of patients and the observers. No high school students are permitted in the Operating Rooms, Emergency Departments, or Pediatric Intensive Care Units.
To begin your VUMC Observational Experience request, click on one of the following which best describes you to obtain specific information.