What is the MedLab Job Shadowing Program?
It is estimated that 70% of all decisions regarding a patient’s diagnosis and treatment are based on laboratory test results. Learn how medical laboratory professionals work as “medical detectives” to crack the case of a patient’s illness—needing only to analyze body fluid—during our exciting job shadowing program.
We’re partnering with the Bassett Healthcare Network to connect students to the world of medical laboratory science. High school and college students will have the unique opportunity to spend a total of 15 hours shadowing lab professionals in Cobleskill, Cooperstown, Delhi, Herkimer, Little Falls, Oneonta, or Sidney. At the end of the shadowing experience, students will receive a certificate of completion.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the program deadline?
This program is open enrollment, so you can apply anytime.
What are the hours of the shadowing?
This is a flexible program designed to accommodate your busy schedule. We will work together to create a schedule that is convenient for you. Students are able to shadow in the evenings and, at certain locations, on Saturdays. The experience totals 15 hours.
Who is this program for?
Do you like solving puzzles? Do you enjoy the hands-on activities in your bio or chemistry lab? Do you like to learn new technology and apply it in solving problems? This program is for you! We currently accept high school or college students.
What do I wear?
You will be provided a lab coat to wear during your time in the lab. We recommend “business casual” with comfortable shoes.