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. Associates of Science in Radiography (ASR) applicants are required to have 4 hours of job shadowing in a Radiology department completed prior to the ASR application deadline. Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imaging (BSDI) Primary Pathway students for MRI, Nuclear Medicine, or Ultrasound are required to have 16 hours of job shadowing in a Radiology department specific to their primary pathway.

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.

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

Cox Monett Education Services
2nd floor, Cox Monett Hospital
801 N. Lincoln Ave.
Monett, MO 65708
Fax: 417/354-1277
Hours: By appointment

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 the department you wish to shadow:

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.

Step Five

ASR applicants and BSDI primary pathway applicants need to send in the program's job shadowing form documenting their completed job shadowing experience PRIOR to each program's application deadline. Send the copy to:

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