Shawdowing

By Ian Woods, November 11, 2019
How do I.....?

With some breaks coming up, it’s a good idea to start thinking about obtaining some clinical experience. Some resources are below; while these are primarily focused on shadowing physicians, the approaches described in these articles can be applied to other health specialties.

How to organize and obtain shadowing experience:

https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/article/shadowing-doctor/

Identifying shadowing opportunities

https://www.kaptest.com/study/mcat/pre-med-tips-for-shadowing-a-physician/

Finding the ‘right’ shadowing experience for you:

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/top-medical-schools/articles/2015/02/17/find-the-right-physician-shadowing-program

How to get the most out of your shadowing experience

https://www.ama-assn.org/residents-students/preparing-medical-school/how-get-most-out-your-premed-shadowing

“Do’s and Don’ts” of shadowing

https://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/medical-school-admissions-doctor/articles/2018-03-06/premed-students-avoid-4-physician-shadowing-mistakes

An interesting look at some ethical issues surrounding shadowing

http://blogs.einstein.yu.edu/is-physician-shadowing-a-shady-practice/