Clinical Experiences

Shadowing professionals in health care settings is not only strongly encouraged to find the health professions career that suits you best, it is an admissions requirement for many professional schools and programs.

CSU students are encouraged to explore opportunities for shadowing and clinical experiences by volunteering, individually contacting health professionals, through student organizations, or by applying to participate in the CSU/UCHealth Volunteer Program offered through the Health Professions Advising office. Additionally, many unique program opportunities are announced through the weekly Health Professions Happenings Newsletter.

CSU/UCHealth Volunteer Program

Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies in collaboration with Colorado State University provide undergraduate students interested in health care, clinical opportunities in a variety of departments including emergency rooms, urgent care, surgical unit waiting rooms, and cardiac diagnostic labs.

Student are required to:

  1. * Meet with a CSU Health Professions Advisor
  2. * Submit an application with references
  3. * Commit to volunteering at least 6 months (two semesters), approximately 2 to 3 hours a week

To learn more and apply to the program, contact a Health Professions Advisor.