Shadowing/Observation experiences are offered at Gwinnett Medical Center
(GMC). The approval of shadowing/observation experience is dependent on
all of the shadowing/observation process steps being successfully
met as explained on this website. Please note:
All shadowers/observers must be at least 18 years of age to shadow.
The shadowing/observation period is limited to one to two days.
Follow the shadowing/observation process as outlined below in Section 1:
Section 1: Shadower/Observer: the shadower/observer
takes responsibility to follow the steps below through to completion
for the privilege of shadowing. (Learning Resources will inform
the shadower/observer if the shadowing/observation has been approved
Identify an associate, physician, or midlevel provider who agrees to allow you to
shadow them in the hospital setting.
Complete the Shadowing Process Form and also the materials below:
The completed tests and signed forms listed above are to be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Simultaneously the shadower/observer needs to assure the associate, physician, or midlevel named on the Process Form emails the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Documents their department manager has approved the shadowing;
Notes the date/s (1-2 days), time (start-finish), and number of hours the shadowing is to occur.
If the applicant does not complete the process requirements within 30 days of original request, the request will be denied and the applicant will need to re-apply and repeat the process.
Section 2: Learning Resources (LR): Upon receipt of all required documents listed above, Learning Resources will communicate approval/denial of the shadowing/observation request within 5-7 business days. When a shadowing/observation request is:
Approved by Learning Resources you will need to:
Dress in business casual attire with supportive shoes for the shadowing experience; or wear attire for the shadowing experience as designated by the Procedural area.
Wear an “Observer” Badge during shadowing:
Denied by Learning Resources, the process terminates and the shadowing/observation will not occur.
Click here for the complete Shadowing Experiences Policy 6050-07 (PDF)