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Considering a Career in Health Care?

Are you a high school or college student considering a career in health care? Through ChristianaCare’s Healthcare Career Shadowing Program, you will experience a unique, up-close view of what it’s like to work in the health care field.

Students can expect to observe providers interacting with patients, team members and families to understand the intricacies of that healthcare profession. Your preceptor will understand that you are there to observe and learn, thus you will not be expected to contribute to patient care. As a shadower, you can take away as much from the experience as you put into it; you can even seek advice about the medical specialty, educational training required or work-life balance.

ChristianaCare offers shadowing experiences for students age 16 and over through two tracks:

ChristianaCare’s physicians and health care providers have earned national recognition for their contributions to medicine. Job Shadowing participants have the chance to see what it’s like to work in departments ranging from cardiac care, family practice, sports medicine and many others. Learn more about Physician and Physician Assistant Shadowing.

Allied Health encompasses a broad group of health professionals who use scientific principles and evidence-based practice for the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of acute and chronic diseases; promote disease prevention and wellness for optimum health and apply administration and management skills to support health care systems in a variety of settings.  Experiences include rehabilitation services, clinical nutrition, imaging services and various technician roles,

Learn more about available allied health shadowing opportunities.

What is Allied Health?

See first-hand what it’s like to care for patients and families in a Magnet® designated health care system. Job Shadowing participants can observe a variety of nursing environments, from one of our medical units to one of our nationally recognized specialty clinics. Learn more about Nursing Shadowing .


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