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Clinical Shadowing Internship (CSI)


CSI is a program created by Volunteer Services in partnership with the Health Sciences Center's Office of Admissions to facilitate shadowing opportunities for pre-medical students who are pursuing admittance into the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. 

CSI participants may choose to sign up for shifts in different clinics for a sampling of different disciplines or the same clinic if they already know which specialty they would like to pursue. Participants must show up in person at the beginning of each CSI session in order to sign up for their shifts. A list of available shifts will be posted in the Volunteer Services office (1B422) before each session of CSI begins. Shifts are first come, first serve.  


  • CSI is limited to pre-med juniors, seniors, and graduate students pursuing admittance to TTUHSC School of Medicine.
  • Participants must commit to accumulate 20 hours of observation per CSI session. 
  • High degree of professionalism is required. Participants will be expected to dress appropriately (business dress) and arrive promptly for their shift. Participants who are not dressed appropriately or have difficulty showing up on time for observing will be immediately removed from the program.
  • Due to the high number of applicants, preference will be given to students who have volunteered at TTUHSC for at least 50 hours and are in good standing with Volunteer Services. 

If you do not think CSI is a good fit for you, but still wish to observe a Texas tech Physician, please see Observing a Texas Tech Physician for more information. 

Important Dates

  • Application deadline for Spring session: January 5th.
  • Application deadline for Summer session: May 5th.
  • Application deadline for Fall session: August 5th.

HSC Volunteers do not need to reapply for CSI. Volunteers simply need to notify the Director of Volunteer Services their desire to participate in the program before the application deadlines.

For those not cleared with Volunteer Services, please follow the link below.