is the label for several programs in Chattanooga which provide information and OBSERVING experience to high school and college students interested in careers as physicians.
Students can apply to programs that allow them to have access to physicians either as a clinical observer or as a researcher.
individual programs include:
Other than these programs, the University of Tennessee and Erlanger do not offer a formal observing experience for students or physicians requesting to observe physicians within the hospital. Erlanger does offer job shadowing with Erlanger employees but has asked that the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga handle requests to observe physicians.
Each UTCOMC department may consider an application from a high school or college student for a limited one half-day up to a two-day observing experience. Approval and availability of any observership are subject to the individual department. The department may deny the request due to other medical student and resident demands as well as faculty schedules.
For more information about these programs or to apply, click on the links on the left-hand menu.
Note: At this time, the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga does not have nurse practitioners or physician assistants on staff and cannot accommodate nurse practitioners or PA students needing clinical rotations. In addition, the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga does not offer opportunities for physicians to observe.
Please Note: The experiences mentioned do not involve hands-on clinical care. These are for observation only.