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Request Forms for College Student Shadow Programs at UPMC in Central Pa.

UPMC in Central Pa.’s shadowing program allows college students age 18 or older who are planning a career in a specific health care field to observe the responsibilities and duties of hospital personnel, such as nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, radiology technologists, physician assistants, and occupational therapists.

To request to shadow at UPMC in Central Pa. fill out one of the request forms below in your area of interest and we'll reach out to you.

Nursing Shadow Program

Requests must be submitted at least four (4) weeks prior to the desired shadow date.

NOTE: In order to be eligible to shadow in any department, you must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide documentation.

Fill out the Nursing Shadow Program request form.

Advanced Practice Providers (APP)/Physicians Shadow Program

Requests must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the desired shadow date. Interested persons must have a confirmed APP/Physician to shadow prior to submitting a request.

NOTE: In order to be eligible to shadow in any department, you must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide documentation.

Fill out the APP/Physicians Shadow Program request form.


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UPMC Central PA Portal providers patients across the central Pennsylvania region with secure access to their health information. It is the fastest way to send a message to your doctor, refill prescriptions, get test results, and schedule and manage appointments, including video visits. Log-In or Sign Up Today

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When it comes to health care for you and your family, UPMC is here. It's easy to find the right doctor, health screenings, programs, classes, and more.

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