Students - Clinical Rotations & Shadowing Programs

North Valley Hospital is a Teaching Hospital and is pleased to offer students the ability to experience the various career paths within a hospital environment.

From high school age students eager to learn about health care careers to medical school graduates gaining hands-on experience, we provide opportunities that include:

  • Job shadowing
  • Internships and Clinical Rotations
  • Preceptorships
  • Elective Projects

In addition to on-site programs, North Valley Hospital supports the Health Occupations Student Association at Whitefish and Columbia Falls High Schools.



Some of the schools we currently work with include:

  • Montana State University
  • University of Montana
  • Flathead Valley Community College
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Salish Kootenai College
  • Area high schools

Students who participate in programs lasting numerous days at the hospital will be required to provide proof of immunizations, and participate in the North Valley Hospital student orientation.

For more information on opportunities for students and training, contact Lindsay Smith, Human Resources Technician, at 406-863-3637 or