Gaining experience during your undergraduate career serves two important purposes. It allows you to explore the health care sector to determine if it is a good career path for you, and it enhances your credentials for applying to a professional program. Many programs require that you complete a minimum number of volunteering or shadowing hours to be considered for admission.

 

Non-Healthcare Related Experience

Become an SI Leader or Tutor at VCU Campus Learning Center

Church Hill Activities & Tutoring

HandsOn Greater Richmond

Chesterfield County Public School

The Greater Richmond ARC

Office of Undergraduate Research at VCU

Undergraduate Research: VCU Biology Department

Undergraduate Research: VCU Chemistry Department

UMFS: a nonprofit agency that provides a comprehensive array of programs to meet the needs of high-risk children and parents to enable them to overcome challenging circumstances and succeed.


Healthcare Related Volunteer and Shadowing:

Volunteering opportunities from VCU Career Services

Getting Shadowing hours courtesy of VCU Career Services

How to become a Pharmacy Technician in Virginia?

Scribekick: Become a Scribe

Scribe America

VCU Health Shadowing Opportunities/School of Medicince

HCA Virginia: http://hcavirginia.com/medical-professionals/careers/job-shadowing.dot

CENTRA Health: https://www.centrahealth.com/observer-and-shadowing-experiences

Veteran Affairs: http://www.volunteer.va.gov/StudentProgram.asp

  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Medical Admin
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Patient Escort
  • Nutrition and Food Service
  • Audiology and Speech pathology

Health Brigades (formerly the Fan Free Clinic in Richmond)

Virginia Free Clinics

Bons Secours – Richmond, VA

CARES Clinic at VCU

Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitations Centers

UMFS: a nonprofit agency that provides a comprehensive array of programs to meet the needs of high-risk children and parents to enable them to overcome challenging circumstances and succeed.

Cross Over Ministry – Healthcare and Dental Care

School of Dentistry at VCU Shadowing

Virginia Dental Association Foundation – Volunteering programs

River Run Dental Spa: https://riverrundentalspa.com/