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312 9th Street SW, Waverly, Iowa 50677

(319) 352-4120

Students & Interns

Are you interested in pursuing a career in health care? You’ve come to the right place! We are committed to providing students with a positive educational experience that will help them prepare for a career in health care. Please review the possibilities below to determine which opportunity best suits your needs.

 

Medical Student and Resident Rotations

We coordinate rotations for medical students and residents. Housing is available for the duration and is reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

To check availability or for more information, please contact Education2@WaverlyHealthCenter.org.

 

Internships

Internships provide experience and an opportunity for students to see how their education will translate into a career. An internship generally lasts weeks to months in time. Requests are accepted based on department availability. Upon your first day of at Waverly Health Center (WHC), documentation of the following vaccine history is required:

  • 2 MMRs (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Hepatitis B series (series of 3) (for direct patient care staff or those working with bloodborne pathogens only)
  • Tetanus (Td) or Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) (for direct patient care staff)
  • Influenza (annual vaccine)
  • History of any Tuberculosis (TB) skin test in the last 12 months
  • History of chicken pox or vaccination

Participants interested in an internship with WHC, please submit an Internship Application.

 

Job Shadow

A job shadow is an observation, lasting less than 24 hours. Requests are accepted based on department availability.

Upon your first day at Waverly Health Center, documentation of the following vaccine history is required:

  • 2 MMRs (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Hepatitis B series (series of 3) (for direct patient care staff or those working with bloodborne pathogens only)
  • Tetanus (Td) or Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) (for direct patient care staff)
  • Influenza (annual vaccine)
  • History of any Tuberculosis (TB) skin test in the last 12 months
  • History of chicken pox or vaccination

Participants interested in shadowing a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant, please submit a Medical Staff Job Shadow Application.

To check availability for job shadowing positions other than a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant, please submit a General Job Shadow Application.

 

VolunTeen Program

Perhaps you don’t qualify for job shadowing or an internship, but would still like to give your time. Volunteering is a great way to learn responsibility, give back to the community, and gain skills for future employment. You will learn firsthand what it is like to make a difference in the lives of our patients, visitors and staff. WHC offers a VolunTeen program for high school students ages 14 to 18. For more information to explore this opportunity, please contact Melinda Pitt at (319) 483-4076 or MPitt@WaverlyHealthCenter.org.

 

Mini Medical University

Mini Medical UniversityWaverly Health Center’s Mini Medical University gives students a unique opportunity to learn about health care careers through interactive presentations and hands-on learning. The program is offered in the summer, for one week and meets from 8 a.m. to noon. Students MUST be available to meet each day for the full time. Class size is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $85 (financial assistance is available).

Eligible students must:

  • Have finished their sophomore year of high school
  • Have a 2.3 GPA or higher
  • Submit a Mini Medical University Application (with parent or legal guardian signature)
  • Have a counselor or teacher submit a Recommendation Form (found in link above)

For more information to explore this opportunity, please contact Melinda Pitt at (319) 483-4076 or MPitt@WaverlyHealthCenter.org.