Iowa Specialty Hospital

Preceptorship & Job Shadowing

Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics is proud to offer preceptorship and job shadowing opportunities to encourage the further education of those individuals who are interested in careers in the healthcare field. We are committed to providing students with a positive educational experience during their time with us. Specific information and requirements are listed below for either opportunity.

Preceptorship with a Physician

Preceptorship programs for medical students are designed to be one-to-one relationships between an experienced Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics provider and a novice.  The unpaid clinical experience provides the preceptee an opportunity to make the transition from student role to provider role in a practice setting.  Requests are accepted based on department availability to accommodate the request. 

If you are a medical student looking for a preceptorship with a physician at Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics, please complete the request form in the upper left corner or click here.

Students must review the student orientation below as well as print and complete the attached documents. Please bring these forms with you on your first day at Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics.

Student Orientation 

Student Waiver Form

Standards of Behavior

Confidentiality Agreement

Job Shadowing

Our job shadowing program provides an opportunity for observation of up to 40 hours total over a one week period. All job shadows are accepted based on department availability to accommodate the request.

If you are a student looking for a job shadowing opportunity, please complete the request form in the upper left corner or click here.

Requirements & Responsibilities

To ensure that our patients are protected, and students are well prepared, we require each student to complete organizational requirements prior to beginning their job shadow at Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics. 

Additional requirements:

  • Students need to complete and return the Job Shadow Statement.
  • Students need to provide their own transportation to their designated shadowing location.
  • Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
  • Personal valuables should be left outside the facility.
  • Cell phones will not be allowed.

If you are unable to participate on your scheduled shadowing date, please notify our Human Resources Department as soon as possible at 515-602-9815. A no-call, no-show will limit future shadowing opportunities. 


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