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The Covenant Health Observer Program is open for students who have been vaccinated. Required vaccinations are located in the "Signature Forms" link below (See the 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.


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

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


Follow the instructions below to complete the onboarding process:

  1. Complete the Physician/Professional Observer Application (shadowing)
  2. Download, complete, and return Signature Forms along with immunizations, and a photo (jpg format) to (Supervising Professional Agreement must be signed by both the student and 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.)
    • Go to
      • Under Guest, click on Sign In, then create your account.
      • Purchase the Covenant Way Student Observer Orientation
    • Download handouts and watch video.
    • At the completion of the training video, you will be prompted to take a 10-question quiz over the information presented in the video. You must score 80% to pass and have two chances to pass.
    • Once you receive your certificate of completion, please forward same to
  4. Pick up Covenant Observer Badge
    • When the completed application, photo, signature forms, and required immunizations have been received and the online orientation and Red Rules have been watched, your badge will be ordered, and you will be notified when/where to pick it up.

    After receiving a Covenant observer badge, the student is ready to begin a wonderful, educational adventure, the Covenant Health Way!