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Allied Health Observerships

Observerships are open however a change in the in local COVID-19 rates could result in the cancellation of Observerships. Observerships remain limited in length to 1 day or a combined 8 hours.

Allied Health Overview 

Allied health professionals play an essential role in the quality care Children's Mercy provides to patients and families. We provide opportunities for the continued education for students and professionals.


Allied Health Areas

  • Pharmacy

  • Physical and Occupational Therapy

  • Respiratory Care

  • Pulmonary Lab

  • Social Work

  • Child Life

  • Radiology

  • Laboratory

  • Hearing and Speech & Audiology

  • Home Care

  • Spiritual Services

  • Nutrition

  • Transport

  • Clinical Engineering

How to apply


To apply for an allied health observership: Students must be at least 18 and graduated from high school. Complete and sign the Agreement for Student Observation. Review the Information About Children's Mercy Attestation (Orientation and HIPAA) brochure and sign the Attestation Statement at the end. Complete the Observation Immunization Form and provide proof of all listed immunizations. Contact Jennifer Compton at 816-302-1517 regarding the Clinical Coordinator to which to submit your documents.