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

Physician observerships


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.

Contact Education

Graduate Medical Education 

   (816) 234-1693



Brie Cantrell
Observership Coordinator 

  (816) 701-4520


Allied Health 

   (816) 302-1517