Pre-Medical Students

Shadowing opportunities for pre-medical students are available. Please contact J.M. Cole, at 801-662-5701 or jessica.cole@hsc.utah.edu​.

Medical Students

All University of Utah students rotate through Pediatrics at Primary Children’s Hospital during their third year of medical school. Unfortunately, these rotations are not open for visiting students. Fourth year sub-internships and electives are available for both University of Utah students as well as visiting student. If you are a visiting student and would like to register for a Pediatrics course, please visit the Office of Student Affairs at the University of Utah School of Medicine for more information.

Job Shadowing

Please note that these instructions are only for Shadowing Physicians.

Primary Children’s Hospital has a unique partnership with the University of Utah. A large majority of the Pediatric Physicians and staff are employed by the University of Utah, which will affect the job shadowing process. This means that if you would like to job shadow a Pediatric Physician, there will be two separate sets of paperwork to complete.

To shadow a Physician one must be a Pre-Med student, who will apply to Med-school in the next 12 months. This is to allow the prepared students exceptional experiences with our staff.

There are 2 Options to begin:

Option 1:

  1. Contact the specific person or department you’re interested in shadowing; they will be able to let you know if any opportunities are available. University of Utah policy dictates that only 12 hours be coordinated. Plan accordingly. If you are unsure of the department's phone number, call Primary Children's operator at (801) 662-1000.
  2. Once you've made contact with the provider you wish to shadow, e-mail Jessica Cole the Shadow Coordinator from the University of Utah jessica.cole@hsc.utah.edu​. This is to receive your mandatory paperwork.
    • In your e-mail please include:
      • The name of the school you attend
      • Your program of study
      • Day(s) you're interested in shadowing
      • And any other information that will help assist in a possible placement
  3. You may also contact Jennifer.Kendall@imail.org to get the Intermountain paperwork. She will have specific forms and will require a copy of an updated immunization record.
  4. When all documents are completed and a background check cleared, you will be authorized for a shadowing badge. Allow at least two weeks of advanced notice in order to complete requirements and so a meet can be arranged.

Option 2:

  1. Contact Jessica Cole for the paperwork from the University of Utah Hospital at jessica.cole@hsc.utah.edu​, indicate that you would like to be assisted with choosing a provider. She will contact the appropriate staff to find availability and will contact you with further instructions.
  2. She will walk you through her process, which will include a background check (A $30 fee).
    • In your e-mail please include:
      • The name of the school you attend
      • Your program of study
      • Day(s) you’re interested in shadowing (availability only on Mon, Wed, Fri)
      • And any other information that will help assist in a possible placement.
  3. You may also contact Jennifer.Kendall@imail.org to get the IHC paperwork. She will have specific forms and require a copy of an updated immunization record.
  4. Please note that she will coordinate a total of 10 hours of shadow experience over two separate days. Plan accordingly.
  5. Once you submit the required paperwork to Jennifer Kendall, she will clear you, and send an e-mail to Jessica. You will receive an e-mail with available dates and times.

Important Information:

Due to the high number of placement requests, please allow at least two-three weeks of advanced notice.

Contact:

Jessica Cole
Pre-Med Shadow Coordinator
Primary Children's Hospital
100 N. Mario Capecchi Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT
Office: (801) 662-5701
Fax: 801-662-3533
jessica.cole@hsc.utah.edu

Jennifer Kendall, MSC
Student Placement Coordinator
Primary Children’s Hospital
100 North Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Office: 801.662.3520
Fax: 801.662.3533
jennifer.kendall@imail.org ​​
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