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Moravian College
Health Professions

Research and clinical experience

HLTR 285: Clinical Observer course

Moravian College coordinates shadowing opportunities for students and helps to connect them with healthcare professionals.

Moravian College partners with St Luke’s University Hospital to provide students each semester access to Pre-Med and Physician Assistant Observer programs. Students spend a minimum of 100 hours over the course of a semester rotating through six different departments in the hospital. Students keep a reflection journal and meet regularly with a faculty member to discuss their observations, and credit is typically awarded for this experience.

Moravian College Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR)

The goal of the Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR) program is to facilitate student research in collaboration with a faculty mentor. To this end, the program provides stipends, travel allowances, and research expenses to support students and their faculty mentors as they engage in scholarly or creative work. Since its inception in 1998, the SOAR program has supported projects with student and faculty participation across every academic discipline at the college.