Student Experiences at Mary Greeley

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..

Student 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. Student programs are designed to be a one-to-one relationship with an experienced Mary Greeley staff member. This unpaid clinical experience provides the student 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:

To request a clinical group of students with an instructor, please complete the Clinical Rotation Request [PDF] form.

To request multiple students needing a 1:1 preceptorship experience, please use the Nursing Preceptorship [PDF] form.

Student experiences may be available in a variety of our units:

  • Acute Rehab
  • Ambulatory
  • Behavioral Health
  • Birthways
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Emergency Department
  • Home Health
  • ICCU
  • Lab
  • Medical Surgery
  • Medical Telemetry
  • Mobile Intensive Care Unit
  • Oncology
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Rehab and Wellness
  • Respiratory Therapy

Requests are accepted based on department availability to accommodate the request. Don't see what you're looking for? Let us know on the request form which unit matches your interest.

Request an Student Experience [PDF]

Job Shadow Request

Due to COVID-19 and infection prevention, we are not currently hosting job shadows. We do hope to bring them back in the future.

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. In addition, an orientation competency checklist must be completed during the first week of a student experience.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Information

  • On January 13th, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccine mandate to go into effect nationwide while blocking the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) vaccine requirements from taking effect.
  • ALL employed staff, licensed practitioners, students, trainees, volunteers, and contractors must receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine or have been granted a qualifying exemption

For additional information, please review the COVID Vaccine Q&A.

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 qualify 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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About Mary Greeley

Mary Greeley Medical Center is by no means an ordinary hospital. Learn more about our first-class medical center located in the heart of central Iowa.