Student Experiences in Joplin & Surrounding Communities

Student Engagement

Mercy Hospital Joplin enjoys offering tours and career exploration opportunities to elementary and middle school, junior and high school and community groups, however due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are not able to accommodate tours at this time.  Please check back after December 31, 2020 for any updates.

Job Shadowing

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Mercy is currently not accepting applications for Shadow/Observation experiences.  Please check back after December 31, 2020 for any updates.

Clinical Rotations

Medical Students, Nurse Practitioner Students, Physician Assistant Students, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Students interested in completing clinical rotations at Mercy in Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas should submit rotation requests to the Medical Education Department. The Mercy Hospital Joplin Medical Education Department coordinates and assigns all clinical preceptors for Mercy Joplin and its surrounding communities, Carthage, Columbus, Neosho, and Pittsburg.  We request provider level students not contact clinics directly.  An academic affiliation agreement signed by the program and Mercy must be in place prior to the confirmation of rotations.  Students will be required to provide proof of medical malpractice coverage, clear drug screen and criminal background check, immunizations, TB screening, clinical objectives and a letter of good standing from the academic program.  

Students in training programs not mentioned above may check out more information here. Currently, Mercy Hospital Joplin does not accept visiting resident rotations.

Contact Us

Katie Harden, MBA
Manager - Medical Education Programs
Mercy Hospital Joplin
Office: 417-556-6939
Fax: 417-556-2807
MercyJoplinMedEd@Mercy.net