The Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Observational Experience program allows students and working professionals to learn about careers in health care.      
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  • This program is observational only. There is no hands-on activity allowed.
  • High school students must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Applicants can observe VUMC professionals for up to 16 hours per year.
    If additional hours are requested based on school program requirements, accommodations will be made on a case by case basis.
  • Observers are only allowed to shadow in the Children's OR for a one 8-hour day time period.  No high school students are permitted.  (NO EXCEPTIONS)

EFFECTIVE May 1, 2016: Background checks will be required for all observers age 18 and older starting May 1, 2016. See the Requirements and Application section for more information.

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