Student Development Programs

Dedicated to health care education.

Palmetto Health enthusiastically supports student interest in healthcare careers by encouraging them to see for themselves what healthcare has to offer as they consider their futures.


To access the appropriate registration link, please read our program descriptions below.

Please review our Career Observation Policy prior to applying.


High School Monthly Job Shadowing
To support students enrolled in health science majors within our local high schools, specific dates have been assigned during the school year. During this one-time educational experience, 10th-12th grade students observe/job shadow a health professional while he/she performs normal work activities.

  • To download online registration instructions, click here.
  • To register for High School Monthly Job Shadowing, click here.


Individual Job Shadowing
During this one-time educational experience, students observe/job shadow a health professional while he/she performs normal work activities. Students may observe/job shadow up to 20 hours; however, they may not perform direct patient care.

  • To download online registration instructions, click here.
  • To register for Individual Job Shadowing, click here.


Extended Learner
This program is a work-based learning option available to students enrolled in local Career and Technology Education or college course and generally lasts several weeks or a semester. Students master specific workplace competencies while under the direct supervision of a health professional.

  • To download online registration instructions, click here.
  • To register for the Extended Learner program, click here. 


Graduate Assistantship
A graduate assistantship is offered to students who are selected while enrolled in a master's degree curriculum (i.e. MHA, MPH, MBA, etc.). The student is required to fulfill a work-related experience/project in order to meet academic competencies. Students may be assigned to a specific department for one or more semesters.

  • To download online registration instructions, click here.
  • To register for the Graduate Assistantship program, click here.


Administrative Residency
The main focus of the administrative residence is to provide a practical understanding of and appreciation for the interrelationships between the clinical and administrative operational system within a hospital setting. Students enrolled in a master's level curriculum will have opportunities to develop administrative skills through interaction with upper management while assisting with major business projects.

  • To download online registration instructions, click here.
  • To register for the Administrative Residency, click here.

 

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