"Shadowing" is a job observation in your profession of interest. Completing a job shadow can help you better understand the daily work of professionals in your career interest area. The opportunity to see first-hand the environment in which you may someday work can help you to determine if it is a good match for your interests, skills and values. Job shadowing can also allow you an opportunity to ask specific questions you have about the career field, and to interact with current professionals and interns. A typical shadow will include a department tour and observation in general radiology to include fluoroscopy procedures, CT, and MRI as workload permits. Radiology shadows are scheduled Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Currently enrolled NDSU students with an interest in working as a Radiographer may be eligible to complete a job shadow at Sanford Health-Fargo. Students new to the RS major are encouraged to visit with an Allied Sciences department staff member to determine if this experience is right for you. For NDSU non-RS majors, an academic advising appointment is necessary prior to scheduling a shadow.
Planning to complete a job shadow:Keep in mind that when you job shadow you will be entering a functioning health care facility in which patient care is the top priority. Space for shadows is available on a limited basis, and therefore advanced planning is a must.
PriorityWhen anticipated demand for job shadows exceed availability, prioritization of students scheduling job shadows will be made in consultation with the sponsoring hospital department.
To arrange a shadow experience, please contact:
Prior to setting a date to shadow, all documentation must be