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Student Observation and Job Shadow

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Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine, offers a student observation in a variety of healthcare disciplines, including: physical therapy; occupational therapy; speech and language pathology; nursing; pharmacy; therapeutic recreation and social work. Programs are observation only—no hands-on.

Please Read Carefully

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine welcomes the opportunity to provide you with a shadow experience within our healthcare system.

It is important to understand this experience offers you the opportunity to observe a member of our healthcare staff performing an occupation that interests you, the functioning of a particular department and/or the integration of an occupation or department within a healthcare system. Please note that for physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, speech-language pathology and nursing, observation experiences are only available for up to one day. If you would like an opportunity to observe or volunteer for a more prolonged period of time, you can contact the volunteer office.

Under these guidelines, you will not be allowed to participate in patient care activities, operate equipment, access patient or other records, or perform any other hands-on functions.

Submission and Contact Information

Prior to scheduling a date for your shadow experience, you must read the Dress Code Policy and submit the signed Shadow Agreement and documentation to the address and contact name below:
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
26W171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
or via fax: 630.909.8411

For Physical Therapy: Emily Becker, 630.909.8423,
For Occupational Therapy: Jaime Gorska, 630 909 6923,
For Speech Language Pathology: Mary Jensen, 630.909.8453,
For Pharmacy: Helen Afolarin, 630.909.8475,
For Nursing: Cindy Bright, 630.909.8027,

Upon receipt of the agreement and documentation, you will be notified to proceed with scheduling your shadow experience.

Please bring completed Observation Clearance Form at time of scheduled shadow for authorization to participate in the experience.