The Methodist Sports Medicine Research & Education Foundation (MSMREF) is happy to offer clinical observation experiences to future healthcare professionals. These experiences are offered to help learners decide their career paths, supplement current educational activities, or shadow healthcare professionals in their field of choice.

Please understand that our practice has a high volume of students year-round. We may not be able to honor all requests. Only complete applications will be considered including detailed learning objectives.

The Methodist Sports Medicine Research & Education Health Career Observation Program has qualifications and limitations set for application. Please read before proceeding.

  • Clinical observations are reserved for high school and college educational experiences only. Healthcare professionals are not permitted to observe (except when initially invited by physician). Please do not solicit for an observation experience.

  • Interested in pursuing a healthcare career

  • 15 years of age prior to being permitted to observe in a non-patient area

  • 16 years of age and at least a junior in high school prior to being permitted in an inpatient care area

  • 18 years of age to observe in an operating room limited to 10 experiences per year. (Please note that additional forms are required for surgical observations).

  • Have a photo ID and immunizations ready to present the day of observation

Observation experiences are available for up to two 4 hour blocks to be completed within 1 week.

Health Career Observation Application

Click, download, complete, and scan the forms below before beginning the application:

* Indicates required field

First Name*

Middle Name*

Last Name*

Date of Birth*

Age*

Street Address*

City*

State*

ZIP Code*

Email Address

Phone Number*

Referred by

Preferred date(s) of visit. (Dates must be 3 weeks after application date. Observation experiences are available for up to two 4 hour blocks to be completed within 1 week.)*

Preferred time of day*
8am-12pm12pm-4pmBoth

Dates/times you cannot observe

Preferred Observation Settings
(Select up to 3. We can't guarantee all requests will be available.)

In Clinic
Upper-ExtremitySpineHipKneeFoot-AnkleConcussionPhysical TherapyAthletic TrainingChiropracticPain ManagementAdministration

In Surgery
Upper-ExtremitySpineHipKneeFoot-AnkleConcussionPhysical TherapyAthletic TrainingChiropracticPain ManagementAdministration

Reason for Observation*

Educational Objectives (List at least 3. Only complete and well-though-out objectives will be considered for application.)*

Attach signed and scanned Health Career Observation Program Agreement (Unsigned copy can be found at the top of the page)*

If you plan to observe a surgery, please attached a signed and scanned copy of the Beltway Surgery Center Observation Confidentiality Agreement and Release of Liability Form (Unsigned copy can be found at the top of the page)