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

All new students/observers to CMH must provide documentation of the following:

  • Two MMR vaccinations or positive laboratory titers for rubeola (measles), mumps, and rubella
  • Two Varicella (chicken pox) vaccinations or positive laboratory varicella titer
  • Two TB skin tests within 12 months of each other with the most recent test no greater than 12 monhts prior to the last day of experience with Children's Mercy, or IGRA TB blood test (e.g. Quantiferon Gold or T-Spot) no greater than 12 months prior to the last day of the experience
  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) vaccine received after 2005
  • Hepatitis B vaccination series and positive Hepatitis B surface antibody titer (or waiver)
  • Seasonal Influenza vaccination during current flu season

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