The purpose of the educational observer program is for interested students to get first-hand experience in a hospital setting. Individuals who want to be an observer will need to have a sponsor. The sponsor is a UMMC employee that has agreed to be responsible for the observer getting the desired educational experience while making sure that the guidelines are being followed.
If you do not have a particular employee to be a sponsor, you may contact the department and they will provide someone for you.
To be an observer, you must complete the electronic non-employee personnel action request (NEPAR). Part of completing the NEPAR includes downloading the Compliance Training certificate. A link to the training is attached to the portal. The observer is also required to: