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Job shadows and observation information

Please note that we reserve the right to suspend all job shadows and observations at any time if there are public health concerns with the coronavirus.

Gundersen Health System defines an Observational experience as the observation of a medical professional in his/her professional role with no physical patient contact.

Job shadows

Limited to 1 experience 8 hours

Must be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate and enrolled at a post-secondary institution. Shadow experiences are for students needing credit for a post-secondary program.

Observation experience - post secondary education requirement

Limited to 60 hours

Must be at least 18 years of age and the observation experience is a requirement of post-secondary education. Typically, a prerequisite into a program of study. Examples include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, etc.

Forms and applications

Confidentiality statement

Confidentiality and security of information policy

Health screening form

Job shadow application

Job shadow policy

Job shadow agreement

Forms may be submitted via email ( or mail to Gundersen Medical Foundation, Attention Undergraduate Medical Education (Mailstop C03-006A), 1836 South Avenue, La Crosse, WI 54601.

For any questions, please email or call:

Medical Education
(608) 775-2081

what to expect

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