Job Shadow Program

The job shadowing program at our hospital provides current or prospective health-care students a chance to observe health-care employees in a workplace setting.


The goal is to help individuals learn about health career options, as well as the education and skills required for different occupations in the health-care field.

About the Job Shadow Program

The job shadowing experience is designed to be a one-time observation only experience, lasting two to four hours (limit of two hours only for P.A. experience). The job shadowing experience does not fulfill any clinical or internship requirements; nor does it provide any hands- on experience. Job shadowing is for individual participants only, and is not available for groups of students. Job shadowing participants are not paid for their time. 

Who is eligible to participate

  • Individuals age 18 or older
  • College students
  • Individuals exploring a 2nd career

Program Goals

The goals of the job shadowing program at Windham Hospital are to assist students in accomplishing the following:

  • Observe daily routines of healthcare workers
  • Begin to identify career interests in healthcare
  • Gain awareness of the academic, technical and personal skills required in healthcare professions
  • Gain an understanding of the work environment that can be unique to a particular profession
  • Develop an understanding of the critical connections between school, work and goal attainment


  • Completed Job Shadow Application and Health Screening Form
  • Current PPD/TB Test (administered within past 12 months)
  • Flu Shot (current season)
  • Immunization Records
  • Review of Orientation Handbook
  • Signed Verification of Orientation
  • Signed Job Shadow Agreement

Application Instructions

To arrange a Job Shadow experience, please contact Rebecca Putnam, Job Shadow Program Coordinator at 860.456.6700 or by email at Rebecca.Putnam@hhchealth.org 

Once your completed shadow application and required forms have been received, reviewed and approved, you will be contacted and a shadowing experience can be arranged. Please allow 2-3 weeks for approval.

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