VUMC Observational Experience

High School Students

Eligible to Participate in VOE
If you are a high school student and would like to observe at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), you must meet four requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Attend a school that has a liability contract with VUMC
  • Attend either a public or private high school
    (Home schooled students are not eligible to observe due to liability requirements)
  • Complete the VOE online application (see yellow box)

Please note:
 - Individuals under 18 cannot observe physicians in the Adult Emergency 
   Department (ED).

Ineligible to Participate in VOE
If you are a high school student and your school does not currently have a School Agreement with Vanderbilt, you are ineligible to participate in VOE until a School Agreement has been established.  To obtain a School Agreement, complete the simple online REQUEST FOR AGREEMENT form (see blue box).

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