Observations & Clinical Rotations
We are excited that you have chosen Covenant Health for your educational
medical experience. Whether you are just beginning your higher education
or into your clinical rotations and practicum, Covenant Health is a great
place to begin! We have a variety of opportunities for clinical students
depending on your stage of education.
Students are responsible for finding a healthcare provider within our system
and getting the provider’s approval as part of the application process.
To help locate a provider,
you may search for a provider. Just follow the prompts by choosing a Specialty area. You will see a
list of providers within Covenant Health for that particular specialty
and their contact information.
An observer Includes students enrolled in a medical field, but not yet
to the level of patient care or students enrolled in a pre – medical
program that are 18+ years of age. An observer will shadow the Covenant
medical professional with no hands-on learning. Observers shall not at
any time participate in care delivered to the patient. They only watch
and listen. Observers may not access or visualize patient medical records
and confidential information. Authorization is provided to those individuals
exercising in a medical capacity via Medical Staff Services and Covenant
affiliated medical and nursing schools.
This process is not offered for those completing the credentialing process.
- Exceptions to the Observer Definition
- Students 16+ years of age may be considered when providing an appropriate
written recommendation by a school official.
- Visiting physicians, allied health and nursing will be considered on a
case by case basis.
Observations are a perfect way to determine if you have chosen the right
profession for your future. Observations also can help you narrow down
the field of medicine in where your interests lie.
Physician Observer Application (shadowing a physician)
Professional Observer Application (shadowing professional other than physicians)
The student that is to the point in their education that requires hands-on
education will need to complete the Clinical Rotation/Practicum Student
Application. Students under the supervision of physicians or licensed
medical professional employees must be 18+ years of age and will be performing
actions/procedures authorized by the Covenant supervisor and approved
by the school and hospital. Authorized actions/procedures are subject
to the Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff, applicable state statutes
and Human Resources policies. These students may not perform any functions,
duties or procedures that are outside the scope of their training program.
Any College or University wanting their students to rotate at Covenant
Health must have an Affiliation Agreement with Covenant. For contract
information contact Keith Harvey, Manager of Contract Operations,
HARVEYKM1@covhs.org , 806-725-0535.
Clinical Rotation/Practicum Student Application
Orientations & Training
When you have completed your application and collected all the supplemental
documents requested on page one of the application, follow the instructions
on where to email the documents. The packet must be complete –
everything included - before it may be submitted. Once approved, you will be contacted to
set up an orientation and EMR training (if required). Orientation information
and length is determined by your type and location of rotation.
Orientations for observers are offered every Tuesday from 9:30 –
10:30 and Friday from 2:00 – 3:00. Orientations for clinical rotations
will be two hours in length and set to coincide with the beginning of
the clinical rotation as established by the affiliated school. After the
orientation and training have been completed and the student has a Covenant
security badge, the student is ready to begin a wonderful educational
adventure, the Covenant Health way!
If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Bryant, Project Manager,
Student Liaison, at (806) 725 – 1377. We look forward to working with you!