Shadowing and Observation
Shadowing is allowed for one shift up to 12 hours. In order to shadow, observe or
do clinical hours, you must have a departmental sponsor in the discipline you
need. Contact the department of interest and see if they can support your
educational requirements. This
sponsor will work with HR to coordinate your onboarding paperwork and will be
responsible for you while you are with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
It is important that you complete
all of the following information. Please allow two weeks to complete the onboarding process. It is important to complete
and submit the documents to your sponsoring department as soon as possible. You
will receive a confirmation email once you have met all of the following
requirements clearing you to begin. You may not start unless you receive this
Paid internships will be posted on the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Careers website. A selection process will follow.
For unpaid internships to receive college course credit, students should contact the Medical Center department that fits the area of interest to inquire about possible internship opportunities. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the internship experience at WFBMC supports the necessary educational requirements. The departmental sponsor will work with Human Resources to coordinate your onboarding paperwork and will be responsible for you during your Medical Center experience.
Requirements for shadowing, observation and internship experiences vary according to
the level of Medical Center access (access to computer systems, patient care
areas, etc.). Check with your department
sponsor to determine specific requirements for your experience at the Medical
Required for All Experiences
The following will need to be completed before you begin your experience at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Required for Select Experiences
The following are required for some Medical Center experiences. You will be notified if these are required for your experience.
- Health Documentation Record - Includes 2-step TB testing and seasonal influenza vaccine (between October 1 and March 31)
- Background check*
- Online training (must be completed before you begin your student experience)
*If a background check is required, contact Investigative Associates and Consultants at 336-768-7040 or www.iacinvestigations.com. Please inform them that you will need your information released to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The student is responsible for the cost of the background
If you have any questions, please contact your department sponsor.
Wake Forest University Students: For internships and observation, students already in the WFU educational system should contact Tina Payne, 336-716-0087, firstname.lastname@example.org.