Beaumont Hospital – Farmington Hills
28050 Grand River Ave.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336-5919
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Student Shadowing


To assure that all students who visit Beaumont Hospital – Farmington Hills, while not on a specified rotation, are accounted for and have undergone a baseline screening by the Medical Education Department. There is no informal shadowing, mentoring, or rotations allowed at Beaumont – Farmington Hills. All students not assigned to a rotation at this location need to undergo the procedures outlined by this policy in order to spend any time at Beaumont – Farmington Hills.


A. Eligibility

  1. Students who are currently enrolled and are in good standing in an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy, or a premed undergraduate, or students of other professional practices enrolled and in good standing in an appropriate, accredited school of that profession (i.e. nurse practitioner, physician assistant, psychologists) are eligible to shadow under the supervision of a Beaumont Hospital Medical Staff physician.
  2. The requesting student must provide proof of active enrollment by their current school.

B. Screening

  1. All students interested in shadowing at Beaumont – Farmington Hills must complete the‘Shadow Request Form’ (Appendix I). The form must be signed by the student and by the attending physician they will be shadowing. The form must be submitted to Medical Education. The form states that the attending physician is responsible for the student while they are shadowing at Beaumont – Farmington Hills.
  2. A picture ID must accompany the ‘Shadow Request Form’ that is submitted to Medical Education. A background check will be performed by Medical Education prior to the shadowing experience.
  3. The ‘Student Nondisclosure Form’ (Appendix II) must be signed and submitted to Medical ducation. Students may not begin their shadowing until the screening process is complete.

C. Timing

  1. Shadowing experiences are not meant to be formal educational experiences (i.e. “rotation”, “sub-internship”, etc.) and are meant to be done on weekends or during a specific month.

D. Responsibilities of Student

  1. A student who is shadowing may not scrub in surgical cases, write on charts or actively participate in patient care.
  2. All students are required to check in with Medical Education prior to their experience and obtain a Beaumont – Farmington Hills' ID badge. If a shadowing experience is scheduled for a weekend, the student must check in with Medical Education prior to the scheduled shadowing.
  3. All students must acknowledge that they have had current HIPAA training or they will be required to view a HIPAA training video prior to the shadowing experience.
  4. All students must provide proof of current immunizations:
    Required Vaccine Records:
    • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Immunization (MMR)  (proof of 2-vaccines required)
    • Varicella Virus (Chickenpox) Vaccine  (proof of 2-vaccines required if born after 1980; prior to 1980, a declination may be signed if not obtaining the vaccine).
    • Hepatitis B Immunization (proof of 3-vaccines required).
    • Tuberculosis Test

All requests for a shadowing experience must be approved 2 weeks prior to the requested shadowing.

Return completed forms - Student Shadowing and Disclosure Agreement

Beaumont Hospital – Farmington Hills
Medical Education
Attn: Marjorie Rumbley
28050 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI  48336
Fax: 248-471-8837 - Phone: 248-615-7293