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Shadow Visitors Guidelines
UNC Hospitals Volunteer Services does not arrange placement for Shadow Visitors. Interested parties must contact hospital departments directly to set up shadow experiences. After a department agrees to work with a shadow visitor, the preceptor and visitor may follow the directions below.
*Please note: Shadowing is not permitted in operating rooms.
To the Preceptor:
- Please read the Shadow Visitor Policy.
- Send an email to with the following information:
       1. Name of Shadow Visitor
       2. Preceptor's Name, Department, and Contact Phone Number
       3. Date(s) of the visit - beginning and ending (not to exceed 6 weeks)
  **Emails must be received at least 24 hours in advance!**
To the Shadow Visitor:
- Please read the Shadow Visitor Policy.
- Complete the HIPPA Training ("Shadow Students").
- Print and sign the Confidentiality Statement (please bring with you to Volunteer Services).
- You may pick up your badge and turn in your signed Confidentiality Statement in the Volunteer Services department 24 hours or more after we have received the email request from your preceptor.
**Please contact the person you are shadowing at least one day prior to your scheduled shadowed time to confirm that the request has been emailed to our office. You will have to reschedule your shadow visit if we do not have the completed request from the preceptor.
**Our office is open Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pmWe do not process badge requests on weekends. We are located on the Ground Floor of Memorial Hospital (Down the hall from the Corner Cafe).**


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