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 

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.