Student Affairs

As the largest physician-owned health system in the region, DHR Health is committed to providing high quality educational experiences to members of our community and abroad. Embedded in our vision is a strong commitment to contribute to the education, training, and development of the future caregivers of our region.

Each year, over 2,000 learners participate at DHR Health. Learners are supported by an incredible group of professionals who are deeply committed to providing learning opportunities for the development of future health professionals.

Academic & Observer Programs


Academically credited participation allowing students to gain hands on experiences as part of their school’s curriculum.

Observer Program

Non-academic program, which allows participants to shadow DHR Health employees and clinicians with the objective of gaining insight and a deeper understanding of potential career paths.


DHR Health is committed to supporting student learning opportunities by providing hands-on clinical experiences in collaboration with academic partners. Clinical placements and rotations are defined as a formal, structured, curriculum based learning requirement of an accredited University, College or academic program. As a learner at DHR Health, you will receive an unparalleled and highly sought after learning experience, supported by an incredible group of professionals.

All student placements must be made through an affiliated school/program. Contact program placement coordinator at your institution if you are interested in pursuing placement with DHR Health.

If you are not a student from a currently affiliated school/program but are interested in a placement with DHR Health, contact [email protected] for details.


Observer Program

The objective of the Observer Program is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge from a DHR Health professional through an informal, immersive shadowing experience. Observers will gain a better understanding of the DHR Health culture, including our approach to multidisciplinary collaboration in both clinical and non-clinical settings.

As an observer you will receive a behind the-scene experience that is restricted to watching and listening during patient histories, physical examinations, procedures, surgeries and teaching rounds. The observer program is a voluntary experience that does not constitute employment, confer academic credit, medical education or training leading to licensure or board certification.

Interested applicants must secure observer placement with a DHR Health employee or clinician before applying to the program. GME Programs do not allow for observer placement.

**The Office of Student Affairs is not able to match participants with clinicians.