Confused when it comes to career choices? A first-hand experience may help answer many questions you have. Check below to see the programs Cleveland Clinic offers for you to explore the professions of Health Sciences:
Discover which jobs are best for you:
- Shadow a real Allied Health Science professional
- Explore an Allied Health Career during one of our summer programs
- Investigate application to a Cleveland Clinic college or university partner
- Apply to an Allied Health Science Program
- Begin your academic journey to an exciting career
Shadowing programs for students
Would you like to know what working in the hospital is like? Without direct experience students often don’t know if a particular job fits their interests. You should try a Cleveland Clinic Health Sciences Shadowing Program. This program helps you to answer the question whether you can do this job and whether you would enjoy it. You can learn about the tasks and responsibilities of the position and learn how a department operates and how the teams within the department work together.
Shadowing programs are an opportunity to watch or “shadow” an experienced professional while they work. In this way, you can obtain first-hand learning experience about a position that you may be interested in but currently know little about. During a job shadow, you will follow, observe and ask questions in a way that is not interfering with the work being done.
Students who are interested in participating in the Cleveland Clinic Shadowing Program can find out more about the program for a specific Health Science areas.
To apply, students must provide all of the following:
- The most recent transcript
- A recommendation letter from your school guidance counselor
- Consent form for Minors, if applicable.
You will have a one-hour orientation and be asked to sign a Confidentiality Agreement at the beginning of the shadowing period.
There are various opportunities to shadow professionals at Cleveland Clinic.
Interested in respiratory therapy?
You can contact the following respiratory managers working in different departments and institutes:
Respiratory Care Department
Interested in radiology shadowing?
You can contact:
Amy Orzech, RT (R) (M)
Summer exploration programs
Some affiliate community college partners offer summer Allied Health career exploration programs. As middle and high school students, you will be offered opportunities to gather information, perform activities and experience hands-on learning.
As part of the exploration program, you also can participate in a tour of Cleveland Clinic to see live surgery and other medical procedures.
Are you interested? The following are three summer exploration programs offered by our affiliate community college partners: