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Tag Alongs

Mentees can learn about working in the clinic or hospital setting by spending time for a few hours with their mentor. Hospital tours will be also arranged on a regular basis for those interested. The time and frequency of tag alongs will depend on the availability and interests of the mentor and the mentee. Mentees have to register and show the proof of the following to CFHP Office prior to the start of tag along:

  1. Students do not perform direct patient care activities. Students can only shadow a physician (faculty members or residents) and should not be responsible for evaluating the patient, asking the patient medical questions or giving advice to patients.

  2. Students do not participate in research activities.

  3. Students must complete HIPPA tutorials. This will be done online and will take approximately 1 hour. Information will be sent you after registeration.

  4. Student must show proof of varicella, MMR, hepatitis B, pertussis vaccinations and TB skin test prior to start of job shadowing.

  5. Student must provide proof of health insurance.

  6. Student must sign the UC Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement.

  7. Student must complete safety training and fire extinguisher classes. Classes are held at the UCI campus and UCI Medical Center and are about 1 hour long.

A list of mentors offering tag alongs is available.



The Center for Future Health Professionals
University of California, Irvine Health Affairs
Behnoosh Afghani, MD
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Last Updated: May 04, 2011

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