Information for Students and Observers


If you are interested in shadowing a physician, nurse practitioner, midwife, or physician assistant, please visit to find a provider that you would like to shadow. You will need to call this provider's office directly to arrange a shadowing experience. We are unable to facilitate this part of the shadowing experience. Observerships are limited to one observership, totaling 40 hours or less, spanning one month or less, per academic year (July 1 – June 30). Once you have a shadowing experience arranged, please apply at least 1 month in advance by visiting:


If you are a healthcare student - medical, physician assistant, mental health, nurse practitioner, or midwife - that has already contacted someone on the medical staff at Swedish, please visit this link to apply: We do not set up rotations. We also require an affiliation agreement to be on file and in force with all schools, so please check with your school in advance to make sure an agreement is already in place. If we need to create a new agreement with a school, we ask for two months lead time to set up the agreement. 

This office does not set up observations for registered nurses.


Observer Policy for US Pre-Med and Physicians

Observer Policy for International Invited Guests


If you have questions, please call the GME central office at 206-386-2265