The Department of Surgery allows college and high school students (age 16+) interested in the medical field an opportunity to participate as an educational observer by shadowing a surgeon in a hospital setting. Individuals who want to be an observer will need to have a designated sponsor. The sponsor must be a UMMC employee who has accepted responsibility for the supervision of the educational observer for the duration of the observation experience.
The observer must be onboarded through the Non-Employee Personnel Action Request (NEPAR) online portal. Sponsors and observers should begin the NEPAR onboarding process 2 to 4 weeks prior to the requested start date. Observers must be prepared to do the following in the onboarding process: