For Students

Girl holding a bookCatawba Valley Medical Center strives to create a student friendly atmosphere and provide student affiliates with a rewarding educational experience through opportunities in observing, un-paid internships, and senior projects.  As an organization committed to health education, CVMC congratulates you on pursuing your goal as a healthcare worker.


Regarding Out-of-State Educational Institutions

To request an educational experience, click on the appropriate student link below. Although CVMC would like to honor all student requests, completion of an Educational Experience Request Form does not guarantee placement.

For High School Students
For College/University Students
For PA and APRN (NP, CNM, and CRNA) Students

For more information regarding placement in an educational experience at CVMC, contact Shelly Isenhour, Staff Development Coordinator, Organizational Learning Department, at 828.326.3576, or at

Deadline Dates to Request an Educational Experience at CVMC:
Fall Semester: August 15th
Spring Semester: November 15th
Summer Session: March 15th

For Clinical and Non-Clinical Groups:  All clinical and non-clinical groups are arranged directly by a program coordinator at the affiliated educational institution and the Organizational Learning Department.

For Rehabilitation Services (Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapies) students: Therapy graduate students are not scheduled through the Organizational Learning Department. These students will secure their educational experience via their graduate program’s director of clinical education.

If you are seeking a Student Volunteer opportunity, please contact Human Resources at 828.326.3359, or click on this link, Student Volunteering Opportunities, for additional information on volunteering at CVMC.