Experiential Learning

 *Imporant Message - UPDATED 3/23/2020*

Effective immediately our Experiential Learning program has been suspended (for selected experience types) until at least May 1st due to the current risk of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in our area. This action is being taken in an effort to protect our patients from unnecessary exposures and keep the students safe as well.  An update will be posted by May 1st on this site. 

Please ensure that students who are shadowing, non-clinical, or those not providing direct patient care in a professional capacity do NOT report to any WRH facilities until it is confirmed that our program has been reinstated. 


Western Reserve Hospital offers a variety of learning opportunities for those pursuing an experience in the healthcare industry.  If you are interested in an experience for career exposure or academic credit, please complete the required forms below and return as instructed.

For information regarding the types of learning experiences Western Reserve Hospital offers, see the table below.



program Guidelines and waiver

Experiential Learning Program Guidelines

Experiential Learning Program Guidelines - Signature Page

Experiential Learning Consent and Waiver - Signature Page


required immunizations

Proof of the following immunizations is required for ALL learning experiences.

  • MMR
  • Tuberculosis test (within 12 calendar months of experience start date)
    • PPD (2-step skin test), OR
    • Quantiferon (blood draw) 
  • Seasonal Flu Vaccination (if experience falls between November 1st – April 15th)


Once you have read, understood, and signed the above documents, save the signature pages, and fill out the application at the link below. 

In order for your application form to be processed, you must attach the Guidelines Signature Page and the Consent/Waiver Signature Page.

If you do not yet have proof of immunizations, submit them to Explearning@westernreservehospital.org as soon as you are able.   These are required to move forward with the application process.


Application form

Experiential Learning Application Form

*A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of your application.  However, PLEASE NOTE, THE APPROVAL PROCESS MAY TAKE UP TO 30 BUSINESS DAYS.  You will be notified via email when your application has been approved and you will then be contacted for scheduling within 5 business days.

*Western Reserve Hospital reserves the right to decline Experiential Learning Applications based on specific qualifications, including but not limited to current availability and staffing within the organization.


For questions, please contact Explearning@westernreservehospital.org or you may call 330-971-7061.