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Premedical Programs

Miami Valley Hospital Shadowing

University of Dayton sophomores, juniors and seniors have the opportunity to shadow physicians and observe in different departments at Miami Valley Hospital. Currently students visit the Emergency Department (shadow with an RN), Endoscopy, Interventional Radiology, Heart & Vascular Procedures, and Neurology Intensive Care Unit.  Please bring your Student ID to your observation experience in order for the hospital staff to be able to verify your identity.

In order to participate in this experience, you will first need to obtain and complete some paperwork.

  1. Obtain a copy of your immunization record from the UD Health Center or from your family physician. If your observation date is between October 1 and March 31, you must have a current influenza vaccination.
  2. Verification of MMR immunization and verification of two-step TB test are required.
  3. Download all of the documents linked below.
  4. READ ALL OF THE DOCUMENTS!
  5. Complete the Job Shadow Application and Student Orientation Content Review. When filling out the Premier Health Job Shadow Application, please leave the “job shadowing preferences” section empty.  You do not need to fill this part out since you will be signing up for shadowing slots on the schedule available through the Premedical Programs office.
  6. Bring the completed Job Shadow Application, the Student Orientation Content Review, your immunization record, and verifications of MMR, Hepatitis B vaccination and two-step TB test to the Premedical Programs Office.
  7. When you bring in the documents, you will be able to sign up for your observation times.
  8. The Student Survey must be completed after your observations and returned to the Premed Office.

Premier Health Physician Assistant Shadowing

University of Dayton sophomores, juniors, and seniors intending to pursue PA school have the opportunity to shadow Premier Health PAs.  In order to participate in this experience, please follow the instructions listed below and bring your Student ID to your shadow experience in order for the hospital staff to be able to verify your identity. Pay special attention to the Student Information Sheet – for PA shadowing only PDF under the Documents and Links section because this shadowing experience is distinct from the Miami Valley Hospital observations.

  1. Obtain a copy of your immunization record from the UD Health Center or from your family physician. If your observation date is between October 1 and March 31, you must have a current influenza vaccination.
  2. Verification of MMR immunization and verification of two-step TB test are required.
  3. Download all of the documents linked above except the Student Information Sheet – Hospital Observations.
  4. READ ALL OF THE DOCUMENTS!
  5. Complete the Job Shadow Application and Student Orientation Content Review. When filling out the Premier Health Job Shadow Application, please leave the “job shadowing preferences” section empty.  You do not need to fill this part out since you will be signing up for shadowing slots on the schedule available through the Premedical Programs office.
  6. Bring the completed Job Shadow Application, the Student Orientation Content Review, your immunization record, and verifications of MMR and two-step TB test to the Premedical Programs Office.
  7. When you bring in the documents, the student coordinator of Pre-PA Club or AED will review them for completeness. You will be notified by the student coordinator about you application status and when you can sign up for shadowing times.
  8. The Student Survey must be completed after your observations and returned to the Premed Office.

Kettering Health Network PA Shadowing

Kettering Health Network offers two different shadowing opportunities for students who are interested in shadowing a PA.

The first opportunity is through Kettering College PA program. Kettering College PA program offers the student a 4-hour observation with a PA, opportunities to shadow a PA in a more specialized field of medicine, and to attend one of their PA classes if you elect.

If emergency medicine is of interest to you, Kettering Health Network in conjunction with EM – Specialists offers the students the opportunity to observe a PA at Kettering Hospital, Sycamore Hospital, or Greene Memorial Hospital. These opportunities take place every Friday from 6 to 10 p.m.

In order to participate in either of these PA shadowing opportunities, a Kettering Health Network Job Shadowing Application will need to be completed. Please download a copy of the shadowing application (pdf)

All shadowing applications are to be submitted KHN job shadowing email at jobshadowing@ketteringhealth.org via fax 937-395-8004, or physically drop the application off to the HR department at Kettering Hospital.

Download the complete Information/Instruction Sheet for the PA Shadowing Program at Kettering Health Network (pdf) >

To view this information online, expand the sections below:

Step one: Completion of Shadowing Application

  • UD student must complete the Kettering Health Network Job Shadowing Packet (packets are available online) and must include a copy of a current health insurance card when submitting to KHN HR for review.
  • Upon completing the shadowing packet student can physically drop off, email packet to KHN HR at jobshadowing@ketteringhealth.org or fax to 937-395-8004.
  • KHN HR will review shadowing packet to ensure all required information is complete.
  • KHN HR will contact student once their application has been approved for shadowing.

Step two: Select a PA Shadowing Opportunity and Follow Instructions

Jill Gulczinski – Kettering College PA Program Academic Coordinator and Practicing PA

  • Student must first complete the application packet and receive approval from KHN HR to schedule. Download application packet (pdf).
  • Shadowing opportunities through Kettering College are set up with Jill; please email Jill directly at Jill-Renae.Gulczinski@kc.edu
  • Jill will send the student the PA contact information; it is the student’s responsibility to contact the PA to set up a time and place to meet.
  • If student has an interest in a specialized field of medicine, Jill can try to facilitate a second shadowing experience for the student with a PA working for that service line.
  • Jill can also schedule student for an opportunity to sit in on one of the Kettering College PA classes. This will allow the student to talk with the current didactic year class. If interested please contact Jill directly via email Jill-Renae.Gulczinski@kc.edu.

EM – Specialists the Emergency Medicine Group contracted with Kettering Hospital, Sycamore Hospital and Greene Memorial Hospital

  • Student must first complete the application packet and receive approval from KHN HR to schedule.
  • Student will then come to Premedical Programs Office, SC 375, to sign up for a shadowing slot at Kettering, Sycamore or Greene Memorial Emergency Departments.
  • Opportunities are offered every Friday, from 6 to 10 p.m. There is one opening for PA shadowing at each hospital (listed above) every Friday. 
  • Schedules will be updated with EM- Specialists every Thursday.
  • Student is to check in at the front desk of the Emergency Room where they have signed up to shadow, and ask for the person student is there to shadow.
  • If student is not able to attend PA shadow, please inform Angie Ullery with EM – Specialists. Angie’s email address is aullery@em-specialists.org.

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