The University of Iowa

Health Care Shadowing

Typical requirements:


  • Document proving immunizations are up to date
  • Tuberculosis test
  • Criminal background check
  • Proof of HIPAA training and completion (HIPAA is a U.S. federal law enacted to protect medical records)
  • Proof of being enrolled at The University of Iowa


Many healthcare volunteering programs including UIHC will provide volunteers a TB test, HIPPA training, and a criminal background check. Therefore, it is often most convenient for students to shadow where they volunteer.