Job Shadowing

Guthrie welcomes those thinking about a career in healthcare, or in another related discipline. Observers get the opportunity to learn more from our trained and knowledgeable staff, while in a role which has no hands-on, direct contact with patients.

Those who choose to shadow at Guthrie do so for a specified period of time, in a clinical or non-clinical setting. This role does not involve a service commitment or salary and is non-accredited. The observer is linked with a supervisor of their choosing and the shadower has no responsibility for the patient. 

Those wishing to shadow need secure a preceptor/provider to shadow on their own. Students that are looking for clinical shadowing opportunities can use the Find a Provider section of the website. 

Once you have secured a preceptor to shadow you need to place a request below, no later than 60 days in advance of your start date, so that you can be onboarded for your experience at Guthrie. 

If you have any other quests about job shadowing at Guthrie, please contact the Student Coordinator at

Please note that high school students must be 16 years of age or older to shadow. 

How to Apply

  • Visiting Student Rotation Request Form
    • This link is for rotations at:
      • Robert Packer Hospital 
      • Towanda Memorial Hospital
      • Troy Community Hospital
      • Corning Hospital 
      • Guthrie Cortland Medical Center
      • Guthrie Medical Group Practices (Outpatient)
        • Locations not previously Lourdes locations
  • Requests at Guthrie Lourdes Hospital or Outpatient offices should be directed to the practice that one wishes to shadow with.