Collegiate Shadowing Program

This program provides an opportunity for college students to observe or shadow a healthcare employee in order to develop a broader understanding of their intended field of study. Participants must be at least 18 years of age to participate in the Shadowing program.


The purpose of the Collegiate Shadowing Program is to ensure that the Shadowing Program provides the best learning opportunity for the individual seeking a medical/healthcare career path. The Shadowing Program provides:

  1. opportunities to observe healthcare in practice.
  2. exposure to many healthcare career options.
  3. information about the requirements to enter various healthcare careers.
  4. positive role models.
The Shadowing Program is open to persons who are actively enrolling in a 4 year healthcare degree program that requires hours of observation as a part of the application process. Observation areas include: Respiratory Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, etc. The participants must be committed to volunteering a minimum of 20 hours.

Required Forms for Shadowing Program:
Orientation to the Hospital and the Program is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 8:30 am – 11:00 am in the Mandeville Room at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. The program runs from May 20, 2019 to June 14, 2019. Orientation includes policies and procedures of the hospital, an explanation of the Program, work schedule, and a tour of the facility.

All applications are due by Friday, April 12, 2019. Applicants will be selected on a first come, first serve basis.

For any additional information, please contact: 

Angela Foley, RN, MSN-HCSM
Email: | Phone: 985-898-4071

Education, Development and Training Department
1202 South Tyler St.
Covington, LA 70433