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Shadowing in the NICU

 

Vanderbilt offers two programs that allow students and working professionals to learn about careers in healthcare: VOE and HPAO.

The Division of Neonatology allows students to shadow Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 7:30am-2:00pm by appointment only.

If you have a specific physician you wish to shadow, please list that person and we will attempt to schedule you to shadow that person. If you wish to be assigned a physician, please list Assign Physician on the form.

 

VUMC Observational Experience (VOE)

  • Observational only. No hands on activity.
  • 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.

Additional Neonatology Requirements:
1. Complete the online application here.
2. Wait for the VOE office to contact you regarding the paperwork required.
3. After your packet is processed, VOE will email you with authorization to begin your observation, and will notify us of your acceptance.
4. An administrative assistant from our group will contact you to coordinate a date for you to come to our unit. Please do not email a physician directly.

For more detailed information, please visit the VOE website: https://ww2.mc.vanderbilt.edu/voe/

 

Health Professions Advisory Office (HPAO)

  • Only for current Vanderbilt University Undergraduate Students 
  • A physician must be identified that you wish to shadow, but please do not contact them directly. A list of our faculty members can be found here.

Additional Neonatology Requirements:
1. Complete all required steps online here.
2. Schedule a time for Lauren Rains to review your paperwork: lauren.rains@vanderbilt.edu
3. After your visit is approved and all required documents completed, she will notify us of your acceptance.
4. An administrative assistant from our group will contact you to coordinate a date for you to come to our unit. Please do not email a physician directly.

For more detailed information, please visit the HPAO shadowing website:
http://as.vanderbilt.edu/hpao/opportunities/shadowing.php

 

 



Last Edited: December 1, 2016
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