Career Exploration & Development

WellSpan offers a variety of observation and hands-on career development opportunities for those who are seriously interested in learning more about a career in health care:

  • Shadowing

    Shadowing offers individuals the opportunity to spend several hours learning about a particular career by meeting employees who are working in that area. A typical shadowing experience lasts between two and four hours. Additional information about the program can be found in the links below.

  • Volunteering

    Sharing ourselves and our talents with others is a rare and precious gift.  At WellSpan Health, adults and teens experience the gift of giving every day as a Volunteer. Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

  • Nursing Externships

    WellSpan Health offers paid externships for nursing students during the summer before their final semester/year of school. Apply for externship opportunities at WellSpan hospitals.

  • Medical Laboratory Science Externships

    WellSpan offers a paid summer externship at York Hospital to introduce students to the field of medical laboratory science. This is a competitive program and students must apply and be selected to participate. Applicants must be enrolled in a baccalaureate program at a college/university. Those majoring in Medical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology) are preferred. However, students in a laboratory-related field may also apply.

    Applications for the summer of 2018 will be accepted through Feb. 23. Click here for the application.

  • Medical Assistant Externships

    WellSpan Health recognizes the ongoing demand for Medical Assistants in the physician office setting.  Therefore we offer externship opportunities for students in Medical Assistant programs.  The externship experience is not a focus on “teaching the student,” but rather approached as providing real life “work experience” for students.

    WellSpan currently partners with the following schools to offer externships for their students:

    • Central Penn College
    • Consolidated School of Business
    • Fortis Institute
    • Frederick Community College
    • Harrisburg Area Community College
    • Kaplan Career Institute of Harrisburg
    • Keystone Technical Institute
    • Lancaster County Career and Technology Center
    • Tesst College of Technology in Towson
    • York County School of Technology
    • Yorktowne Business Institute
    • YTI Career Institute

    To apply for a Medical Assistant externship at WellSpan, please contact your school advisor or coordinator.  The advisor or coordinator will then submit the request to WellSpan at least 60 days prior to the start of the externship.  WellSpan will review the request and will contact the student for an interview if there is space available.  Submission of a request does not guarantee the student an externship.  To be considered for an externship, students must attend an accredited on ground (online students do not qualify for these externships) program.

  • WellSpan Rehabilitation

    There are several opportunities for professional students interested in a clinical affiliation with WellSpan Rehabilitation. For more information, please contact either: Jami Roberts, PTA, WellSpan Rehabilitation at Adams Health Center at or Samantha Milliken, PTA, WellSpan Rehabilitation, at

    Clinical Affiliation Opportunities at WellSpan's York County Sites:

    Apple Hill Medical Center
    Outpatient: Accepts OT, PT and SLP students

    Bannister St.
    Outpatient: Accepts OT, PT, and SLP students

    Accepts OT, PT and SLP students

    SPORT Center Rehabilitation
    Outpatient: Accepts PT and PTA students

    WellSpan York Hospital
    Inpatient: Accepts OT, COTA, PT, PTA and SLP students
    Outpatient (pediatrics): Accepts OT, PT and SLP students

    Clinical Affiliation Opportunities at WellSpan's Adams County Sites:

    WellSpan Aspers Health Center 
    Outpatient: Accepts PT and PTA students

    WellSpan Adams Health Center
    Outpatient: Accepts OT, COTA, PT and PTA students

    Deatrick Commons
    Outpatient: Accepts PT and PTA students

    Outpatient: Accepts OT and COTA students

    Herr's Ridge
    Outpatient: OT, COTA, PT and PTA students

    WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital
    Inpatient: Accepts OT, COTA, PT and PTA students

    Current Contracts

    OT/ COTA Schools
    Alvernia University
    Chatham University
    Duquesne University
    Elizabethtown College
    Gannon University
    Ithaca College
    Misericordia College
    Mount Aloysius College
    Pennsylvania College of Technology
    Penn State Mont Alto
    Saint Francis University
    Towson University
    University of Scranton

    PT/PTA Schools
    Alvernia College
    Central Penn College
    Chatham College
    Clarkson University
    College Misericordia
    Drexel University
    Duquesne University
    D'Youville College
    Lebanon Valley College
    Lehigh Carbon Community College
    Nazareth College
    Neumann College
    Penn State Hazleton Campus
    Penn State Mont Alto Campus
    University of Delaware
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
    University of Scranton
    University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
    Widener University

    SLP Schools
    Towson University

    If your school is not listed and you are interested in an affiliation with WellSpan Rehabilitation, please contact the CCCE in York or Adams County.

Related Links:



Are you sure you would like to cancel?

All information will be lost.

Yes No ×

About the provider search

This search will provide you with WellSpan Medical Group and Northern Lancaster County (Ephrata) Medical Group primary care physicians and specialists. If we don’t have a WellSpan Medical Group physician to meet your criteria, the search will expand to include community physicians who partner with WellSpan Medical Group physicians through the WellSpan Provider Network or provide care to patients on the Medical Staffs of WellSpan’s Hospitals.


Schedule Your Next Appointment Online with MyWellSpan

Use your MyWellSpan patient portal any time to view available appointments, and pick the date and time that best suits your schedule.

Go to MyWellSpan

New to this practice?

If you don't have a WellSpan primary care provider and would like to schedule a new patient appointment with a provider who is accepting patients, just log into your MyWellSpan account, and go to the Appointment Center section. As you progress through the scheduling process, you will be able to see the offices that are accepting new patients in relation to your zip code. If you are not enrolled in MyWellSpan, go to, call 1-866-638-1842 or speak with a member of the staff at a participating facility to sign up. New patient scheduling not available at all practices/programs.

Already a patient at this practice?

If you already have a relationship with a WellSpan practice, simply log into your account, and go to the Appointment Center section. As you progress through the scheduling process, you will be able to schedule an appointment with any provider or practice that already counts you as a patient. Online scheduling varies by practice/program.