Job Shadowing

CoxHealth is pleased to offer job shadowing experiences for our community. Job shadowing is your opportunity to experience your desired career close up.  You will be able to follow a professional in the field of your choice and see what they experience during a typical day.  This is your chance to observe what is required of certain healthcare positions, ask questions, and determine if this career is a good fit for you.   Please note: all job shadowers will be instructed that they may not disclose the identity of any patient(s) they may meet or recognize during their shadowing experience.
All candidates for Cox College programs are strongly encouraged to job shadow in their respective fields prior to applying to our programs.  Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imaging (BSDI) Primary Pathway students for MRI and Ultrasound are required to have 32 hours of job shadowing in a Radiology department specific to their primary pathway of MRI or Ultrasound completed prior to the BSDI application deadline.


To start the process, follow these steps:


Step One
You must complete the required HIPAA and Infection Prevention education and complete the required forms prior to your shadowing experience.  Which includes the following:

  • Online Program Video and Quiz
  • Application Packet *This form requires a parent or guardian signature if the job shadow candidate is under 18.
       Click here to access the video and application packet
    Send the completed job shadowing application packet to the appropriate Education Center:


CoxHealth Education Center
4th floor, Cox North, K wing
1423 N. Jefferson Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
Fax: 417-269-4787
Hours: 8 a.m.-3p.m.


Step Two
The Education Center will then review your packet to ensure that it is completed.  If it is, then they will email the approval form back to you. *You must have approval form completed to job shadow within the CoxHealth system.


Step Three
Once approved, please contact:

  • Cox College RSI Department: contact Joelene Powell – – office # 417-269-8669
    • MRI
    • Ultrasound

Step Four
On the day(s) that you are scheduled to shadow, bring your approval form with you.  Have a supervisor/professional in that department sign off on your job shadowing record on the approval form as well as complete the job shadowing time record downloaded from MRI and Ultrasound Primary Pathway information page.


Step Five
BSDI Primary Pathway applicants need to send the approval form with the signature as documentation that they have completed their required 32 hours of job shadowing PRIOR to the BSDI application deadline.  Send the copy to:


Cox College Admissions
1423 N. Jefferson Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
Fax: 417-269-3508 / 417-269-3581