Collegiate Volunteer/Shadowing Program now the
“Visiting Student Program”

The collegiate volunteer /shadowing program has undergone some changes as of January 2014. This program was originally designed to give students interested in pursuing a medical/health related career an opportunity to gain clinical, research, and professional experience. While giving primary consideration to collegiate students, high school students over the age of 16 may apply; provided mentors agree to host them in their professional environments.

photo of students at microscope For security and safety reasons it is the University’s decision that visiting individuals establish legitimacy on campus and receives all necessary training and testing to assure their own and the University’s patients’ safety. Thus, the program has a new protocol for participation.

Steps to becoming a shadow

All students not enrolled at the UT Health San Antonio, but wishing to serve as a volunteer/shadow in a laboratory or clinical setting must complete the following steps.