Job shadowing is an informal observation of a medical provider in a clinical setting.

In the past, job shadowing was considered a valid way to learn about healthcare careers. Today, when you consider the hospital staff’s ability to focus on effective patient care, patient safety, patient confidentiality and the amount of information available on the internet; informal shadowing is not an acceptable way to learn about healthcare careers.

For patient, staff and observer safety, Bronson does not offer job shadowing unless the person has met minimum requirements as a current employee or volunteer. 

Rehabilitation Observation

Rehabilitation Services offers a observation opportunities for students applying to a school of Physical, Occupational or Speech and Language Pathology. Rehabilitation Services does not offer traditional job shadowing opportunities or short duration observation. Student wishing to apply must complete two years of college, fulfill all the requirements of Volunteer Services and be willing to commit a minimum of 40 hours during a traditional Fall, Winter or Summer semester.

To apply, send a resume/curriculum vitae. Please attach a cover letter including the days and hours you will be available, which program you are gathering hours for and what units you are interested in observing (acute care, outpatient, pediatrics).  Please allow six to eight weeks to process your application. Email your information to or send by mail:

Bronson Education Services
c/o Rehabilitation Educator                                 
601 John Street
Box 44
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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