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Observerships

Children's Mercy Hospital provides dynamic opportunities for observerships. Observerships at Children's Mercy give students, medical students, and practicing physicians to an opportunity to observe physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals for a short period of time to gain experience and perspective.


 

Physician Observerships

 

The mission, passion, and work of Children's Mercy is not limited to Kansas City. We welcome physician observers from all over the world. Clinical observerships may extend up to 3 months, and longer if research is involved.

Medical students enrolled at a U.S. Allopathic or Osteopathic medical school can arrange a half-day to a full-day observership under the supervision of a faculty member at Children's Mercy.

Non-medical college students and high school students exploring a career in medicine can seek an observer experience at Children's Mercy to gain exposure and appreciation for the role of the physician.


 

Nursing and Allied Health Observerships

 

Children's Mercy offers observership opportunities for students who are interested in a career in nursing. The nursing observership program does not provide students with credit, but a quality experience of the profession.

Allied health professionals play an essential role in the quality care Children's Mercy provides to patients and families. We provide opportunities across a broad range of clinical departments and specialties.