Student Shadowing

2022 Shadowing Experience Sessions: 

    The OrthoCarolina (OC) Student Shadowing Programs have been cleared to resume!   All interested students, please refer to the 2022 Shadowing weeks posted below. Each session is a one-week period.

    • March 7-11 (Closed)  
    • June 13-17 (Closed)
    • August 8-12 (Closed)
    • December 27th-30th  (only 32 hours offered) 

    2023 Shadowing Dates  

    One (1) experience is permitted (annually) over a full week at 40 total hours in either March, June, August, or December.  The dates are below.  

    • March 6-10  
    • June 12-16 
    • August 7-11 
    • December 26-29th  (32 hours offered) 


    Program Requirements:

    • Students must be 16 years of age or older.
      • Students under age 18 will be required to have parental permission and a release of liability form to participate, along with guardian signatures on all compliance documentation. 
    • Students must first have a host as a mentor/preceptor in order to participate. 
      • A host is an OrthoCarolina staff person that is willing and able to be a mentor/preceptor for a student and oversee their student assignment.
    • Students must provide a recent criminal background check. (Done within 90 days of start).
    • Students must provide a recent 10-panel drug screen. (Done within 90 days of start date).
    • Students must provide a recent 2 TB test or equivalent test. (the TB requirement could change again in the coming months).
    • Student hours are NOT retroactive for credit. 
    • One complete student packet must be submitted, in its entirety, for each student requesting participation consideration. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed 
      • Student packets should be submitted as soon as possible because program consideration will be first come - first serve.
    • No participants will be guaranteed placement.
    • Operating Room Privileges are not guaranteed to all participants, it is discretionary. Students under the age of 18 cannot obtain operating room privileges.
    • All program requirements must be finalized 4 weeks (or more) prior to the student's start date.

    All interested students should contact Mona Lindsay to plan your shadowing experience and understand the next steps:

    Student Shadowing Program