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 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:
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.
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.
Once approved, please contact the department you wish to shadow:
- Radiology: contact Kenneth Goodman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 417-269-4089
- Cox College RSI Department: contact Joelene Powell – email@example.com, 417-269-8669
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.
ASR applicants need to send the approval form with the signature as documentation that they have completed their required 4 hours of job shadowing PRIOR to the ASR application deadline. Send the copy to:
Cox College Admissions
1423 N. Jefferson Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
Fax: 417-269-3508 / 417-269-3581