Job Shadowing

Job Shadowing / Observation Program

Decatur Morgan Hospital provides job shadowing opportunities for students on a limited basis. You will learn about a job role through observation and interactions with staff. The Shadowing/Observation Program provides unpaid, observational hours only. Direct patient care is prohibited for any shadow or student observation.

Eligibility

You must be able to identify a DMH staff member or Medical Staff Member in good standing who has agreed to allow you to shadow them. The Community Relations Department may assist you in identification of DMH staff member. Identification of mid-level providers and physicians must be arranged prior to application.

  • You must be at least 16 years of age and a high school junior. Shadowers/Observers requesting to shadow/observe in the operating room, procedural areas and ERs must be at least 18 years of age and a high school senior, unless prior approval obtained.
  • You must have parental consent if you are a high school student or less than 18 years of age.
  • DMH allows up to 40 hours for high school and college students and up to 4 weeks for medical school or post grad students.

Requirements

The following items are required for all individuals requesting to participate in the Shadow/Observation Program:

  • Evidence of TB skin test within the past 12 months
  • Proof of immunizations
  • (MMR, Varicella, Tdap, and Influenza during active flu season)
  • Photo identification
  • Attestation of the completion of the Shadowing/Observation Program Self Study Orientation packet

Application Process

Please complete the Shadowing/Observation Program application packet and return with additional paperwork, photo identification, evidence of TB skin tests and proof of immunizations to the Community Relations Department located at the Decatur Campus on the Ground Floor.

Decatur Morgan Hospital-Community Relations Department
1201 7th Street SE
Decatur, AL 35601
Phone: 256.973.2589
Fax: 256.973.2609
Email: community.relations@dmhnet.org

Name Badge

Once you receive an approval email, a temporary student badge will be available in the Community Relations Department. Please make arrangements to pick up your badge from the department. A $20 refundable fee will be collected when you receive your badge. Money will be refunded upon return of badge.