Job Shadowing

Job Shadowing Application

Please complete this application form if you are interested in a Job Shadowing or an unpaid internship opportunity at MUSC Health Florence and Marion Medical Centers. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom.

Job Shadowing

MUSC Health welcomes high school students or adults who are interested to get some sort of first-hand exposure to physician's daily duties. This experience generally lasts from 2 hours to a maximum of 3 months and introduces the individual to a particular job or career by pairing the student with an employee or a clinical faculty member. Students who are accepted to shadow a physician, may observe and ask questions but may NOT prescribe, treat, operate, or engage in a direct patient care. Students must be at least 14 years old (16 years in Operating Room areas.)

Application and Requirements

  • Submit an application and a letter of recommendation on a business letterhead.
  • Provide a copy of government issued photo I.D.
  • Criminal background check is required at the individual's expense if the requested shadow period is for one month or more.
  • Wear picture ID when on duty, it must be at a collar level visible to all staff and patients.
  • Complete Employee Health requirements, including PPD Skin test and immunization records ( measles, mumps, rubella.)
  • Complete a Drug Screening test.
  • Complete hospital mandatory orientation to include OSHA.
  • Complete HIPAA training.
  • Sign Confidentiality and code of conduct statements.
  • Provide a proof of personal health insurance.
  • Complete trainings related to fire safety, Infection control, and patient rights to privacy.
  • Observers will be under the direct supervision of the shadowing physician.
  • A patient consent for presence of observer will be obtained before an observer may be present and/or the day of the experience. Patient consent should be documented in the patient's medical record.
  • Observer will get a free meal from the hospital cafeteria.


For more information, call the Volunteer Services at 843-674-2975 or email