Student Placement & Shadowing

Centura Health offers student placement and shadowing programs across Colorado.

Student Placement & Shadowing

Centura Health offers student placement and shadowing programs across Colorado.

As a few of Colorado’s premier healthcare providers, Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Hospital proudly provide quality healthcare, education and community outreach. We are here to provide meaningful learning experiences and opportunities for professional growth. 

PreHospital student rotations

Prehospital student rotations are for EMT, EMT-IV and Paramedic Students.

For questions or concerns regarding prehospital rotations, please contact Meredith Young at:

Medical staff sponsored rotations

For medical students and residents, as well as mid-level provider students to include physician assistant students, advance practice nurse students (such as nurse practitioner and nurse midwife) or others who will rotate with physician or PA members of the medical staff at Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Hospital.

An affiliation agreement between your academic institution and Centura Health must be in place prior to accepting any rotation application. For clarification, it is the responsibility of the student and the academic institution to set up the rotation with a physician. We do not provide placement. All documentation indicated below must be received by the appropriate Centura Health Medical Staff Services Department at least 15 days prior to the start of the requested rotation date. Failure to provide this information 15 days in advance shall result in postponement or delay in beginning the rotation. Review the medical staff rotations and observations.

For more information on provider student placement, email us

General student rotations

For all other students, clinical and non-clinical, not included in the categories above.  Included are students in cardiology, imaging, nursing (including return to practice), nutrition services, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, respiratory therapy, social worker, surgical technician, exercise physiology, HIM, administration, marketing, finance.

An affiliation agreement between your academic institution and Centura Health must be in place prior to accepting any rotation application.

A completed Attestation Form Letter must be received at least 15 days prior to the start of the requested rotation date. Failure to provide this information 15 days in advance shall result in postponement or delay in beginning the rotation. 

Review the following: 

Complete the following:

Schedule an appointment with the Education Resources Department to complete processing. Scan and email or bring in the Student Orientation Post Assessment at your scheduled appointment time. Contact us at:

We’d like to thank you - and other students from colleges and universities across the region - for choosing St. Mary Corwin Hospital as a place to receive clinical training. Our goal is to support you along this journey and provide a caring, effective learning environment as you provide the best care possible for our patients working alongside our incredible caregivers.

If you have questions about the student placement process, please email our Staff Development Educator.

Our hospital shadowing program is currently on hold. Please check back here for updates when the program returns.

Thank you for your request for student placement here at St. Thomas More Hospital, as always we look forward to the opportunity to facilitate students and be a part of their educational experience. We do follow Centura Health student placement process and maintain up-to-date files on students and instructors consistent with regulatory requirements.  

These processes are in place to adequately facilitate the students, provide a great clinical experience and most importantly maintain quality patient care. Patient safety and integrity are essential concepts in our culture of care here at St.Thomas More.

For questions or concerns, contact the Education Department at St. Thomas More Hospital.