Observer Program
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Observer Program

Observer Program

Baptist Health South Florida is committed to promoting learning at our facilities, with the goal of increasing the number of healthcare professionals in the communities we serve. To this end, our facilities will accept requests from qualified applicants desiring to take part in the Observer program.

Prospective applicants may choose to shadow under the supervision of a Baptist Health clinical employee or medical staff member including physicians. Observers may shadow clinicians on rounds, watch procedures and surgeries and attend teaching conferences. Observers may not participate in any patient care activities or research. The duration of the observership is at the discretion of the clinician and can last up to four weeks.

The program is open to anyone over the age of 16 who meets the criteria outlined in the application packet. An observership is a voluntary experience that does not constitute employment, compensation, medical education or any training leading to academic credit, licensure or board certification. Baptist Health will not issue grades or written evaluations for this program.

Baptist Health is unable to sponsor visas for participants of this program. If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, complete the International Eligibility Form and return it to prior to completing a program application. Please indicate "International Observer" in the email subject line.

Students and Residents

Students must be enrolled in an accredited high school, college, university or residency program at the time of the observership.

  • Administrative fee: $100 (waived for high school students)
  • Download the Observer Application
  • Visiting Physicians

    Independently licensed physicians (M.D., D.O., DPM, DDS, DMD) may enroll through the Visiting Physician program.

  • Administrative fee: $250
  • Download the Visiting Physician Application
  • Working Professionals (non-physicians)

  • Administrative fee: $250
  • Download the Observer Application

  • International Observer Applicants

    Students and visiting professionals who are non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents must complete the International Eligibility Form and return it to prior to completing an application.

  • Download the International Eligibility Form
  • Acceptance into the Observer program is contingent upon submitting all required materials a minimum of two weeks prior to the intended start date and meeting eligibility requirements as determined by the program. For any questions, please contact the Baptist Health Graduate Medical Education Office at 786-467-2633.

    Download Applications

    Students and Residents Download
    Visiting Physicians Download
    Working Professionals (non physicians) Download
    International Observers Download