Student Services

Student ServicesEAMC serves as a learning site for several clinical disciplines such as Nursing, Radiology, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, and Pharmacy just to name a few. All clinical students must be enrolled in a program with a clinical affiliation agreement with EAMC and are subject to the same requirements as EAMC employees. Each student and clinical instructor is given an orientation to EAMC and agrees to promote EAMC’s mission, vision, and values. For more information about clinical opportunities call Brian Payne at (334) 528-1236.

EAMC Job Shadowing/Observation Guidelines
EAMC welcomes the opportunity to provide interested individuals with a Job Shadowing/Observation experience.

These experiences afford individuals an opportunity to OBSERVE a member of our health care staff performing the duties of his or her occupation, and thus provide the job shadower/observer with information that may help in career decision-making.

Information Regarding Job Shadowing/Observation

  • The Job Shadowing/Observation experience ranges from to 1-3 days, in 2-4 hour blocks, and must be arranged through EAMC’s Health Resource Center (Kim Adams).
  • Job Shadowers/Observers are required to attend a non-employee orientation prior to beginning the Job Shadowing/Observation experience and are responsible for making the appointment for the orientation. See contact information below.
  • Unless prior arrangements are made, a Job Shadowing/Observation schedule is required the day of orientation and must include actual start/end times and dates.
  • Requests to shadow/observe Physicians or Physician Assistants must be pre-arranged with the health care professional by the person requesting to shadow/observe.
  • Job Shadowers/Observers may observe, but NOT participate in any type of clinical activity or patient care during the experience.
  • Name badges must be worn at all times during Shadowing/Observation experience and are provided upon completion of orientation.
  • Use of cell phones, pagers, beepers, or any other electronic devices is not permitted during the job shadowing experience.
  • Please note that EAMC will make every effort to fill Job Shadowing/Observation requests, but cannot guarantee placement.

Contact Information
For more information on Job Shadowing/Observation at East Alabama Medical Center, call Kim Adams at 334-528-1258.

Orientation Times
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am or 2:00 pm. Orientation lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Job Shadowing/Observation Opportunities

  • Speech
  • Radiology
  • Rehab Works (Auburn & Opelika)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition and Food Services
  • Occupational Therapy

Please note: Other requests must be arranged and approved on an individual basis.

**Job Shadowing/Observation opportunities are not available in any pediatric area. May/2013


Steps for Shadowing in Hospital or Ancillary Department

  1. Observer contacts Kim Adams to request job-shadowing opportunity and provides potential days and times of availability.
  2. Kim contacts the appropriate EAMC personnel and sets time for job shadowing.
  3. Kim confirms date/time of job shadowing with observer and makes an appointment for orientation.
  4. Observer attends orientation and receives ID badge.
  5. Observer completes job-shadowing experience in designated department.

Steps for Shadowing a Physician or Physician Assistant

  1. Observer contacts Physician or Physician Assistant and sets date/time for job shadowing.
  2. Observer contacts Kim Adams several days in advance of job-shadowing appointment to schedule an orientation and provide schedule.
  3. Observer attends orientation and receives ID badge.
  4. Observer completes job-shadowing experience in designated department.

Steps for Scheduling Observations and Orientations for Schools

  1. Instructor contacts Kim Adams to request orientation and provides potential days and times of availability.
  2. Instructor provides student names health records (TB).
  3. Kim contacts the appropriate EAMC personnel and sets time for observation.
  4. Kim confirms date/time of observation with instructor and makes an appointment for orientation (on or off EAMC campus). ID badges are ordered and given to instructor.
  5. Student attends orientation.
  6. Student provides observation schedule to instructor and receives ID badge.
  7. Instructor gives student schedule to Kim.
  8. Student completes job-shadowing experience in designated department.