The job shadow program will allow you to observe an employee performing his/her daily duties at the following facilities: Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), Allegheny Valley Hospital (AVH), Canonsburg Hospital (CH), Forbes Hospital (Forbes), Saint Vincent Hospital (Erie, Pa.), West Penn Hospital (WPH) and the Allegheny Clinic (physician offices). There is a maximum of 16 hours within a year for someone to shadow. Students interested in experiences beyond 16 hours should contact email@example.com to learn more about our internship/externship guidelines.
AHN Shadow experiences are classified as an experience that is 16 hours or less in a calendar year. Please note this is purely a shadowing experience, and is not hands-on learning. Students seeking hand-on learning for a clinical rotation (for academic credit) should email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
To get started with your shadow/observer experience, please review the information below:
All shadow students are held to the following expectations during their time at the hospital:
Here are some sample questions you may choose to ask the person you are shadowing:
Complete additional documentation needed for:
Once documentation is complete, contact the appropriate program facilitator