• St Davids Georgetown Hospital
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Learn about two great opportunities to shadow at our local hospital during a 10-week rotational shadowing program and at a local private practice, as well as local hospital volunteer opportunities. Applicants who attend this panel historically have done better in the application process. Current shadowing participants will share their stories and answer questions.

Southwestern University established a partnership with St. David’s Hospital in Georgetown in 2014 to provide unpaid, 1-credit shadowing opportunities for up to three (3) current students for a total of 10 weeks each fall and spring semester. In Fall 2018 we added a second shadowing site for three (3) students – ABC Medical Center in Round Rock, a family medicine/pediatrics private practice run by an SU alumna. Students will be selected through a competitive application process for both opportunities for Fall 2020.

At the hospital, selected students spend half a day (4 hours) for each of the weeks shadowing physicians, nurses and technicians from areas of the hospital that would normally be difficult to gain access to on your own. Rotations include

Surgery (Note: Surgery is always a very early am shift)
Women’s Services
Outpatient Surgery
Emergency (2 consecutive weeks)
Student’s choice option for one week

At the clinic, each of three selected students will shadow for four hours a week on different days throughout throughout the course of the semester.

For more details, attend the information session and see the email publicity (to go out after the info session) for the application form link.

Southwestern University supports learning wherever it takes place. The Center for Career & Professional Development contributes to the Southwestern University Student Life MOSAIC initiative by providing advising, programming and resources to help students develop as a whole person. This event helps you to:

  • Develop 21st Century Career-Readiness Skills