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Observers

Effective March 31, 2022, the Observer Program is open for students who have been vaccinated. A complete list of the required vaccinations can be located by clicking on the "Signature Forms" link below (New Volunteer, Intern, and Observer Health Screening form)

Thank you for choosing Covenant Health for your educational medical experience! We have a variety of opportunities for students depending on your stage of education.

Observers are defined as those enrolled in a pre-medical higher education program that are 18+ years of age, but not yet to the level of patient care. An observer will shadow the Covenant medical professional with no hands-on learning and should never at any time participate in care delivered to the patient. Participants in this program only watch and listen. Observers may not access or visualize patient medical records or confidential information. This process is not offered for those completing the credentialing process.

Exceptions:

  • Students 16+ years of age may be considered when providing an appropriate written recommendation by a school official.

  • Visiting Physicians, Allied Health, and Nursing will be considered on a case by case basis.

**OBSERVER MUST PROCURE THEIR OWN SUPERVISOR**

Follow the instructions below to complete the onboarding process:

  1. Complete the Physician/Professional Observer Application (shadowing)
  2. Download, complete and return Signature Forms and a photo (jpg format) to bradleyrd@covhs.org. (Supv Professional Agreement must be signed by the provider you are observing with start/end dates included.)
  3. Watch the online observer orientation (A one time non-refundable fee of $10.00.)
  4. Pick up Covenant Observer Badge
    • When the completed application, photo, signature forms, and required immunizations have been received, your badge will be ordered and you will be notified when/where to pick it up.
  5. Watch the Red Rules Video

After the orientation is completed and the student has a Covenant badge, the student is ready to begin a wonderful educational adventure, the Covenant Health Way!