How do I find shadowing opportunities?
Clinical experience of some kind is an absolute must. One way to get this is to shadow a physician (or any health care provider). In my experience, the best shadowing experiences are set up by the individual student.
- Are there any physicians in your immediate family? Neighbors? Family friends? Perhaps your family physician would let your shadow them.
- When in doubt, start visiting doctor’s offices. If you establish a personal connection with the doctor, they are much more likely to provide you with a rewarding experience.
- The IC Premedical Society also has a network of IC alumni in the medical fields who are willing to mentor students. To be eligible for this, you need to be a sophomore, have completed at least one semester of Organic Chemistry, and you must meet with the Chair of the Premed Committee.