For Physicians

Students and Observers

Students or Observers following PHYSICIANS, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS, NURSE PRACTITIONERS, or CRNAs at ASPIRUS WAUSAU HOSPITAL or Aspirus Clinics should contact Jamie Sitko, Physician Recruitment at or 715-847-2996.

The approval process for students/observers following Physicians, PAs, NPs, or CRNAs at Aspirus Wausau Hospital and Aspirus Clinics is summarized below. You can also refer to the Authorization of Medical Staff Students & Observers policy (pdf).

Unless otherwise arranged, students/observers will contact the physician or allied health practitioner directly to make arrangements for the rotation or shadowing experience themselves. Once the student and physician/allied health practitioner have come to an agreement, the following items are to be submitted to Jamie:

  1. Letter of good standing from the student’s school
  2. Written documentation of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, Hepatitis B, and chicken pox as well as a PPD skin test result that is dated no earlier than 30 days before the first day of the rotation/shadowing experience.
  3. Written approval from the physician that includes the date range of the rotation/shadowing experience. If rotating/shadowing an allied health provider, the approval letter is to come from that provider’s collaborative physician.

Once Jamie has received these three items, the student/observer’s file will be submitted for approval. Once approved, a confirmation packet will be sent to the student/observer including a Wisconsin Caregiver Background form, confidentiality form, and a quiz on HIPAA/fire safety/etc. to be completed and turned in prior to the start of the rotation/shadowing experience.

A brief hospital orientation with Jamie will be scheduled before any rotations/shadowing can take place in Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Although the turn-around-time on this process is often less than 30 days, we request a 30 day notice.