Internships & Job Shadowing

Interested in pursuing a career in healthcare? You've come to the right place!

Mary Greeley Medical Center is committed to providing students with a positive educational experience that will help them prepare for a career in healthcare – whether you are interested in a clinical or non-clinical experience..

Internship/Preceptor Request

Mary Greeley offers a carefully monitored experience in which a student has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what she or he is learning throughout the experience. Internship/Preceptor programs are designed to be a one-to-one relationship between an experienced Mary Greeley staff member and a novice. This unpaid clinical experience provides the intern/preceptee an opportunity to make the transition from student role to entry-level staff role in a practice setting.

Complete and submit this form to Mary Greeley Human Resources at least 2 weeks prior to the requested date. Email to: or Fax to: 515.956.2872.

Requests are accepted based on department availability to accommodate the request.

Apply for an Internship/Preceptorship [PDF]

Job Shadow Request (less than 24 hours)

A job shadow is defined as observation, lasting no more than 24 hours, scheduled to take place over no more than a 6 week period. Job shadows in the Behavioral Health unit require approval by the Department Director in addition to Human Resources. Other areas are accepted based on department availability to accommodate the request.

Job Shadows with McFarland Clinic Physicians are only accepted in the Operating Room and are coordinated with McFarland Clinic directly.

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Student Responsibilities

To ensure that our patients are protected and students are well prepared, we require students to complete organizational requirements prior to beginning their student experience at Mary Greeley. This includes, applicable computer-based learning, mandatory reporter training, immunizations, and background checks.

Preceptorship with a Physician

If you are a medical student looking for a preceptorship with a physician specifically, please submit a request with McFarland Clinic.

Volunteer Opportunities

Perhaps you don't quality for job shadowing, an internship or preceptorship, and would still like to give of your time at Mary Greeley.

Volunteering is a great way for youth to learn responsibility, give back to the community, and gain skills for future employment. Youth volunteers learn firsthand what it is like to make a difference in the lives of our patients, visitors and staff. Youth volunteers must be 12 years old, or have completed 6th grade. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at Mary Greeley.

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