Children's and Women's Hospital

USA Health Engagement

USA Health Engagement Opportunities

Clinical Observations

USA Health provides students who are preparing to enter the medical field an opportunity to observe a member of our staff. Observing hospital settings allows students to learn how the hospital functions internally and integrates with the healthcare system as a whole. Clinical observations are open to those 15 years of age and older. Download our clinical observation application for more information, or email Elyse Marley,

Clinical Interviews

USA Health provides students who are considering a career in healthcare to interview a member of our staff. Students can choose to interview a clinician, administrator or other job role they would like to learn more about. Clinical interviews are open to those 15 years of age or older. Download our clinical interview application for more information, or email Elyse Marley,

Secondary Education Programs

Clinical Internships

An internship at USA Health will give you an unique training experience in many different fields. Clinical internships are hosted through our education department to ensure a seamless experience. For more information, please ask your academic advisor on available opportunities.

Administrative Internships

USA Health partners with many secondary education institutions for administrative internships. These internships generally last for one semester. While completing an internship, our interns are places with a preceptor for guidance. Interns fully immerse themselves into the daily workings of a healthcare facility: helping with special projects, daily duties, data collection and management, to name a few. Internships are open to students pursuing a bachelor's degree in healthcare administration/management. Please ask your academic advisor about available opportunities.

USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital Healthcare Academy

Thanks to our USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital ambassadors and Safe Kids South Alabama partners, we are able to offer these educational programs to help protect children from unintentional injuries.

Safe Kids is the leading network in education and resources to help prevent childhood injuries.

K-12 Classroom Programs

USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital offers a variety of engaging education programs and tools for elementary, middle school and high school students.

  1. Classroom or Library Visit
    Children's & Women's Hospital ambassadors (clinicians, educators and researchers) are available to visit area K-12 schools. Ambassadors can talk with students about the following topics:
    • Water/Boating Safety
    • Bike Safety
    • Fire/Burn/Carbon Monoxide Safety
    • Healthy Habits/General Injury Prevention
    • Child Passenger Safety
      • We hold free car seat safety events throughout the year for the communities we serve. This includes car seat inspections, installations and education.
    • Concussion Safety for Sports
    • Getting Ready to Drive
    • Distracted Driving
    • Holiday Safety (i.e. fireworks)
    • Safe Sitter
      • This is an educational program offered to young teens in grades 6-8 during the summer months. The Safe Sitter class is for children who will be staying home alone, watching younger siblings or who babysit younger children. Completing a Safe Sitter course will give those ready-to-learn skills they need to care for themselves and younger children. Email Courtney Thomson,, to get more information.
  2. ThinkFirst Mobile
    • USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital is proud to be the host of the ThinkFirst Mobile Chapter. ThinkFirst is an interactive presentation tailored that focuses on head and spinal cord injury. ThinkFirst Mobile helps in the prevention of traumatic, preventable injuries among youth by teaching them to “think” before they act. For more information on programs, download our ThinkFirst Mobile information sheet or email Mary Wilstrup,
  3. Field Trip to USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital
    • Field trips are conducted at Children's & Women's Hospital give students insight to the inner workings of our hospital. The students will hear speakers from different departments and see some demonstrations. Field trips are limited to 25 students per visit, and chaperones must be present. Please note: we can coordinate a visit with the Ronald McDonald House on the same day as the field trip. To put in a request for a field trip, please email Brandi Purvis,

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Upcoming Events


The threat of high winds and possible flooding has forced us to cancel this year's Trick or Trot 5K and Fun Run. Runners can still claim race packets and T-shirts next week during regular business hours at USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital. We'll also have T-shirts for sale. Thanks to all of our sponsors, runners, families and supporters!


We invite all graduates of our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and their families to come and spend an afternoon reuniting with their former caregivers and fellow NICU families in our courtyard.


Med School Café is a free community lecture series sponsored by the USA Health Physicians Group. Each month, faculty from the USA College of Medicine share their expertise on a specific medical condition, providing insight on the latest treatment available. The USA Faculty Club is located at 6348 Fincher Road on the University of South Alabama's main campus.


Sign up for free car seat safety checks at Children's & Women's Hospital. Our team is dedicated to ensuring the safety of your child.


USA Center for Weight Loss Surgery hosts informational seminars monthly. These seminars last one hour, and we welcome anyone who is considering or has had weight loss surgery.

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