Academic Observer Application
Students who are interested in or have been invited to Middlesex Hospital strictly to observe patient care or hospital operations are permitted to do so under the direct supervision of a sponsor from the hospital. Please call the volunteer office at 860-358-6736 if you are interested to see what is available and if an observation can be arranged. All Observations are subject to staff availability to act as sponsors.
Due to the risks associated with certain hospital environments, observers are not permitted in the Operating Room, Emergency Department, or Critical Care Unit until the summer before their senior year of high school. All other observers must be at least 15 years of age to apply. Prospective observers or employees/medical staff members who wish to bring in an observer must notify the Volunteer Services Department within a minimum of seven (7) business days, and observerships are not to last longer than three (3) days of a calendar year.
If after speaking to the Volunteer Office you have been approved to be an observer, you should fill out the Academic Observer Application in its entirety and mail or drop it off to the following address: Middlesex Hospital, Attn: Kate Kearns - Volunteer Services, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457.