Athens Regional Health System

Job Shadowing Program

The Athens Regional Health System Job Shadowing Program offers the opportunity to observe and learn about healthcare careers from our team. This program is for adults considering a career in healthcare. (Participants must be 18 years or older.)

Spaces are very limited. Precedence is given to those who need shadowing hours for academic program application.

The Summer 2014 Shadowing session is now full.

Areas Available

Athens Regional Job ShadowingWe offer observation in many areas (nursing, radiology, etc.), but we are not currently able to make arrangements for you to shadow a physician, physician's assistant, or nurse practitioner. You may make your own arrangements with any MD, PA, or NP in our community, but you must complete the shadowing requirements if they work for or allow you to shadow them at ARHS.

Email if you make your own arrangements and need assistance.


  • This program is for temporary observation only, with a maximum of 20 hours of shadowing allowed. You will experience the workplace setting and the healthcare worker's duties but you are not permitted to take part in hands-on patient care.

  • You must sign a confidentiality agreement and complete an orientation that includes Safety, Health, & HIPAA training to participate.

  • To attend orientation, you must show proof of the following health requirements:
    • Two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunization (or have a positive antibody titer to demonstrate immunity).
    • A two-step TB skin test, which is two separate TB skin tests, given one to three weeks apart, within 90 days before orientation.
      • TB tests may be done at a county health department, your private physician's office, or at your student health service.
      • If you have a positive TB skin test result, proof of follow-up with the health department or private physician is required.

  • You must be appropriately dressed for business and act in a professional manner during orientation and shadowing.

Application Process

1. Submit shadowing application. The Summer 2014 Shadowing session is now full.

2. Within two weeks of submission, you will receive an email regarding your application. If accepted, you will receive instructions for next steps.

3. If accepted to the summer program, you will be scheduled to attend an orientation session on May 12, 2014.

Pharmacy Shadowing Application

This is for pre-approved UGA Pharmacy students ONLY and is currently full.

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