Physical and Occupational Therapy Medical Education
Physical and Occupational Therapy Medical Education

Student Job Shadowing Program

Our program allows an individual 18 and older to observe in the outpatient physical and occupational therapy department for up to eight hours. This program fulfills the requirements to apply to a PT, OT, PTA, or COTA educational program. 

How to Apply

Prior to scheduling your outpatient observation/job shadow experience, you must complete all appropriate paperwork to gain clearance into the hospital or clinic. This includes information regarding your vaccinations.


Two forms must be completed:

Please return completed forms, along with your current phone number and email address to:

Children’s Mercy Hospital
ATTN: PT/OT – Tammy Gee
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108

Submit via email:

Submit via fax: 816-302-9979 

Other Documentation Requirements

In addition to filling out the vaccination form, you will need to present us with the following documentation:

  • Documentation of two negative skin tests or one IGRA – either Quantiferon Gold or T-Spot lab test – within the past 12 months
  • Proof of immunization or immunity to the diseases listed on the form (chicken pox and MMR) in the form of a titer. For instance, if you say you had chicken pox, then you will need to have a titer drawn (blood test) that shows you are immune to the disease. If it comes back negative, you will need to have the series of two varivax shots. We will need that documentation. The same goes for your MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination.
  • Documentation of a seasonal flu shot (if observing during flu season)

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