Shadowing & Observation

Shadowing & Observation

Graduate Student and Post-Professional

If you are a medical professional or a graduate student required to complete observation hours as part of your course work, contact our observation program at or 952-806-5603 to speak with one of our education coordinators. 


At this time, TRIA does not offer any multiple day/week/month internship opportunities.

A Day in the Life of an Orthopaedic Specialist

2021 Virtual Program – October 21, 2021

Thank you for your patience while our program was on hold. We hope to have you join us for our virtual course next month!
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Program Summary

The virtual information session will provide you with information about the specialties listed below. We will also touch on other topics, including schooling/program requirements, getting into practice/the work force, and what a typical day is like for an orthopedic specialist. During the TRIA experience, you will hear about our philosophy on patient centered care, learn about a few of our unique programs, and view a previously recorded ACL reconstruction. 

Program Objectives

  • Gain a general introduction to TRIA and the orthopedic profession.
  • Become acquainted with the specific roles of different orthopedic specialists, allowing for future opportunities to directly observe a specialist in a clinical or ambulatory environment.
  • Obtain a clear understanding of the requirements and education needed to pursue a career in various orthopedic careers.
  • Introduction to available resources and how to utilize them.

Primary areas of focus include

  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Medical School, Residency, Fellowship
  • Athletic Training
  • Surgical Observation

Additionally, we may touch on the following topics*

  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Radiology Technologists
  • Surgical Technician

*Topics are subject to change

Observation After the Program

This course is required prior to an observation opportunity.

PLEASE NOTE: Observations are currently not allowed following our organization guidelines due to COVID-19 exposure risk. We will contact you should this change.


There is no charge to attend this course.

Please note our registration process requires obtaining parent/guardian approval prior to signing up for the program. Entering your parent/guardian contact number confirms you have received their approval to attend the course.


  • You must be 16 or older. 
  • You must attend this program before you can observe at TRIA.
  • If you intend to schedule an observation; TRIA requires a copy of your immunization record; including MMR and Hepatitis B. (copy to be retained by TRIA)