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Shadowing

Medical Professionals, Residents, Fellows and Medical / PA Students

For physicians, PAs, medical students, residents and fellows who wish to shadow, please contact the Graduate Medical Education Office at [email protected].

High School and College Student Shadowing

Due to the number of shadowing requests, Rochester General Hospital is neither able to arrange or coordinate shadowing opportunities nor provide a list of staff who are willing to have someone shadow them.

Shadowing Requirements:

  1. At least 16 years of age; and,
  2. Have made your own connection with and arranged to shadow or observe someone at Rochester General Hospital, please follow these next steps.

If you will be shadowing someone five days or less:

  • Step 1: Apply Now!
  • Step 2: Look for a confirmation email from the Volunteer Office - usually one business day after application completion. Follow the next steps explained in the confirmation email.

If you will be shadowing for a week or more:

  • Step 1: Apply Now!
  • Step 2: Look for a confirmation email from the Volunteer Office - usually one business day after application completion. Follow the next steps explained in the confirmation email.
  • Note: You will be required to document that you have:
    • Completed a physical exam with your primary care physician within the last 12 months
    • Received two tuberculosis skin tests within the last three months
    • Had all required immunizations including measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, and hepatitis B