Observing & Internships

Observing/Shadowing   Internship Practicum Clerkship

To ensure we are doing all we can to help our patients and employees live well and protect their health and safety, TOC requires that all applicants receive the annual influenza vaccination. Those applying for clinical experience at TOC during the flu season (November – March) are required to provide documentation of flu vaccination as part of their completed application packet.

OBSERVING/SHADOWING

Thank you for your interest in observing at Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic! Due to the high volume of requests, we cannot guarantee the placement of all students or professionals interested in observing at TOC.

  • Applicants interested in observing at TOC are responsible for securing their own allied health care provider, nursing, or physician sponsor with whom they intend to shadow. TOC will not provide sponsors for shadowing experiences, nor will we provide contact information for our staff.
  • Once a sponsor has been secured, the Observer Application packet (see the link below) should be filled out completely (including the TOC sponsor signature) and submitted via email in a single document. Incomplete applications (including missing signatures or flu documentation) will not be processed.
  • Applications must be received at least 20 business days prior to the requested start date for observation. During high volume application periods, additional time may be required.
  • Students interested in observing surgical experiences should contact the individual surgical facility (TMH, CRMC, TOSC, etc.) directly for approval because TOC does not oversee those facilities.

Download the Observer/Shadowing Application Packet

If the applicant is requesting observation hours with physical therapy or occupational therapy, please email Jason.DeGroff@tlhoc.com.

If the applicant is requesting observation hours with our clinical staff, please email Undergrad@tlhoc.com.

Note: Completion of the application does not guarantee placement with TOC.

INTERNSHIPS/PRACTICUM/CLERKSHIP

TOC has limited availability to place students/residents for internships/practicum/clerkships. Those interested in completing such an experience with TOC should complete the application packet below.

  • Students/residents must receive academic credit through their college/university/institution of record to be considered for an internship/practicum/clerkship experience.
  • Students requesting observation-only experiences will not be considered for internship opportunities.
  • An affiliation agreement must be executed between the college/university/institution and TOC before the clinical experience can occur. Proof of general liability and professional liability insurance must accompany the affiliation agreement.
  • Once the affiliation agreement has been executed, the Intern Application packet (see the link below) should be filled out completely and submitted via email in a single document. Incomplete applications (including missing signatures or flu documentation) will not be processed.
  • Applications must be received at least 20 business days prior to the requested start date. During high volume application periods, additional time may be required.
  • Students/residents interested in observing surgical experiences should contact the individual surgical facility (TMH, CRMC, TOSC, etc.) directly for approval because TOC does not oversee those facilities.

Download the Intern/Practicum/Clerkship Application Packet

If the applicant is requesting a rotation specifically with physical therapy or occupational therapy, please email Jason.DeGroff@tlhoc.com.

If the applicant is seeking clinical experience as part of their undergraduate education, please email Undergrad@tlhoc.com.

If the applicant is seeking clinical experience as part of their graduate/post-professional education, please email Phillip.Worts@tlhoc.com.

Note: Completion of the application does not guarantee placement with TOC.

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