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Shadowing

Due to COVID-19, shadowing and observerships are on pause to protect the safety and well-being of our patients, staff, and community. Please check this page periodically for updates. We look forward to working with you in the future!

Rochester General Hospital does not organize, arrange, coordinate, or match those who wish to shadow a nurse or other healthcare workers. Also, we do not provide a list of people who are willing to have someone shadow them.

This page provides information to those who may have a connection with and have made arrangements to shadow or observe a nurse or other caregivers at Rochester General Hospital. 

For physician or PA observations or clinical rotation requests, please contact the Graduate Medical Education Office via email.

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:
    • 1. Completed a physical exam with your primary care physician within the last 12 months
    • 2. Received two tuberculosis skin tests within the last three months
    • 3. Had all required immunizations including measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, and hepatitis B

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