Shadow Program at UH Samaritan

The Observation Program at UH Samaritan Medical Center is an opportunity for individuals who are interested in health care careers to shadow a hospital worker (sponsor) and learn more about the field. Applicants are required to complete an application, online compliance training and acquire a hospital sponsor, adhere to all health screening requirements and show proof of health care coverage.

To qualify, you must be:

  • 15 years old to observe non-patient care areas.
  • 16 years old and at least a junior in high school to observe in a patient care area.
  • 17 years old and at least a senior in high school to observe a delivery room area.
  • 18 years old to observe in the Operating Room (OR). Other limitations and additional requirements apply. Please contact Laura Rafeld at the number listed below for more information.

You are required to meet the following requirements before participating in the Observation Program:

Please send all of the completed documentation to Laura Rafeld, Communications and Development, 663 E. Main Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805. Or, send a fax to 419-207-2603 or e-mail Laura.Rafeld@UHhospitals.org. Questions should be directed to 419-207-7855.