Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Observerships

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A medical observership is an experience where individuals with or without prior medical education can observe medical professionals as they care for patients and families for a specific period of time in this healthcare facility.

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  • To "observe" means just that. As an observer, your role is "visitor" and is totally hands-off. You cannot provide patient care or have direct comunication with patients.

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  • Observership experiences are usually between one to three days and shall not exceed 30 consecutive days.

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  • No academic credit will be given. If you are in a current U.S. residency or fellowship training program, you must be processed through the Office of Graduate Medical Education at Seattle Children's as a visiting resident.

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  • Yes

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  • Please email us.

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