Healthcare Education

Mercy's ongoing commitment to healthcare education is key to supporting our healing ministry. Learn more about our programs and learning experiences:

Graduate Medical Education

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Student Shadow/Observe & Individual Learning Experiences

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Child Life Practicum

The Child Life Program at Mercy Kids Hospital in St. Louis offers a child life practicum for individuals who are seeking to pursue the field of Child Life. The practicum is offered in fall and spring semesters. The Child Life program follows the due dates and deadlines the Association of Child Life Professionals deems for internships. The child life practicum is designed as an introductory, observational experience. Student will be introduced to evidence-based, developmentally appropriate interventions including therapeutic play, preparation, and procedural support.  

Practicum Prerequisites:

  • 100 hours of working with children, 50 hours preferred working with children in the healthcare setting
  • Junior year status in a bachelor’s degree program in Child Life or a related field OR Master’s student
  • Minimum of 5 courses in child development or a related field
  • Practicum hours offered is dependent on the educational requirements from your institution
  • Must be affiliated with a university

Practicum Application Process:

  • Mercy Child Life Practicum Application
  • Academic Transcript; official or unofficial; web-based transcripts will not be accepted
  • Cover letter stating why you wish to complete your practicum at our hospital
  • Resume
  • One letter of recommendation

Email completed applications to:

[email protected]

Subject line: Initials, semester you are applying for, practicum

Example: CR, Spring 2025, Practicum

Due Dates: Our institute follows the ACLP guidelines for application deadlines, start days, and offer dates, learn more.

Applications must be RECEIVED by deadline

NOTE: Mercy St. Louis does not currently have a Child Life Internship program.