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SVH Student Observation/Clinical Experiences

Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) is committed to be “top of mind” and a source of pride in the community, which is why we are committed to providing observational/clinical opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field by completing a job shadow or by meeting their college level clinical rotation at SVH.


Healthcare Career Exploration: Get started exploring healthcare careers by taking a self-assessment test to identify a health career that matches your personal likes and dislikes.
  • Go to http://www.myhealthcareer.org/
  • Go to career exploration:
  • Create a name
  • Create a password
  • Fill in the new account information
  • Select the interest profiler and take the quiz.


Student Experiences at SVH:
  • A job shadow at SVH is a 2-4 hour observational experience designed to give an individual an opportunity to see first-hand some of the skills involved in a specific healthcare career and to speak with an employee currently employed in that field.
  • An SVH clinical externship/partnership meets the clinical requirement of a degree program in which a student is currently enrolled. The number of hours is dependent on program requirements. Institutional agreements are made between the higher education institution and SVH prior to accepting students in a particular specialty area.

Student Application for Observation: Students in all categories are required to complete and submit an SVH application for observation. The SVH application is available in word format for those who would like to complete and return it by mail or in PDF for those who would like to complete it on-line, scan, and e-mail.
Forward the completed application to:
Education Coordinator
Sebasticook Valley Health
447 North Main St.
Pittsfield, ME 04967
Or by e-mail at: lalexander@emh.org

Upon receipt, the application will be sent to the department manager/clinical coordinator for review. Upon acceptance, you will be contacted to arrange the day/time of the shadow or contacted to arrange for an interview with the department manager.

Additional paperwork required includes an orientation acknowledgement/agreement, immunization history including an influenza vaccination/declination (September-March) and emergency contact information. (Forms provided by SVH).

Need assistance or further information?
Contact Laurie Alexander, Education Coordinator
207-487-3890 ext. 2731 or TTY 207-487-4590