Health Career Observation Program

Health Career Observation Program 2018-06-18T14:31:28+00:00

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 signature page from the forms below before beginning the application:

  • Dates must be 3 weeks after application date. Observation experiences are available for up to two 4 hours blocks to be completed within 1 week.
  • Example: I can't observe Monday-Wednesday before 3pm
    Which MSM location would you like to observe at
  • Preferred Observation Settings

    Select up to 3. We can't guarantee all requests will be available.
  • List at least 3. Only complete and well-thought-out objectives will be considered for application.
  • Can be found at the top of the page. Only scan the signature page, the rest of the pages are clinic information.
  • Can be found at the top of the page. Only scan the signature page, the rest of the pages are surgery center information.