Observations are for those who are interested in learning more about health care or health-related careers or furthering their existing professional healthcare careers.
- Observation lengths vary by department; however, they are generally one-day or up to 8 hours.
NOTE: Please allow at least 2 weeks for processing time from the time you submit the request, and even longer than that during the summer months as that is our peak season of high volume for requests and our response times will be delayed. You are NOT cleared to come observe until you have been cleared through our Education Services office and have received an official approval email from Education Services. If you do not allow the required processing time, we will be unable to process your request.
Mission Health is granting observations for the following:
1. Mission Health employee observations
If you are a current Mission Health Employee seeking further education to enhance your current or future role at Mission, fill out the Mission Health Employee Observation Request Form here.
2. Professional healthcare providers from other healthcare systems
If you are a professional healthcare provider from another healthcare system looking to observe a specific program(s) or procedure(s) with the intent of taking that information back to your home healthcare location and instituting that program or procedure there, please submit your request to us via email at Education.Services@msj.org.
3. Student learners already in full-time clinical experiences within Mission Health
Students who are currently at a Mission Health location for a student learning experience who have fully and successfully onboarded with Education Services, and who are seeking an observation to enhance their learning experience or enable them to better understand the flow of a patient through the care continuum, should fill out the Student Observation Request Form here. (E.g., a Physical Therapy student already participating in a rotation within our system who wants to observe a knee surgery as value-added to their current rotation experience.)
4. Physical Therapy observations
If you are interested in a Physical Therapy observation, please fill out the Physical Therapy Observation Request Form here. Once we receive your submission we will contact you with the schedule availability for an observation day.
5. For Other groups
If you don't fall into one of the above categories and are interested in an observation, please fill out the General Observation Request Form here. If you have questions regarding requests, please contact Education Services at Education.Services@msj.org.
As a reminder, you are NOT approved to come for an observation until you have been cleared and have received a final approval email from Education Services. During periods of high volume, please allow plenty of time for processing.