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Student Spotlight: Job Shadowing

Posted in School of Health Professions

Student Spotlight: Mackenzie Hogan on Job Shadowing Job shadowing is a short-term experience that can show you “a day in the life of” a healthcare professional that works in a career field of interest to you. Job shadowing is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to work in the field and can be a requirement for some degree programs. We asked Mackenzie Hogan, a current Health Science student and aspiring physical therapist, about her experience with job shadowing. Q: Where did you shadow? A: “I shadowed at a variety of places. Graduate programs like to see that you’ve observed in different areas of healthcare and have seen different specialties rather than focusing on just one aspect of physical therapy. I did some hours in various outpatient clinics, both private and extensions of hospital systems. I spent a day at the University of Iowa...

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