Shadow Visitors


Thank you for your interest in shadowing our department!

  • Shadowing experiences (otherwise known as observerships) in our department are currently only available to undergraduate students and first/second year medical students. 
  • If you are a third or fourth year medical student, our department offers several courses; please visit our medical student webpage for information on how to rotate in our department on a formal rotation.
  • Our department does not currently offer shadowing experiences to MDs, DOs, or other healthcare professionals. 

It is the responsibility of the student to find a PM&R physician willing to accept a Shadow Visitor; our Admin office will not arrange this for you. Typically our faculty will allow you to shadow for two visits.

If you have been approved as a Shadow Visitor by one of our faculty members, please ask that PM&R faculty member to contact our Admin Office with your agreed-upon shadow dates. You will need to be cleared by UNC Hospital's Volunteer Services Office before your shadow dates begin (allow one week) and the Admin office will help direct you to UNC Hospital's Shadowing webpage , which will allow you to take the required HIPAA exam, read the policies, and other next steps.