Make the Most of Shadowing Opportunities


By now, most of you have probably figured out that shadowing is important.

Not only does it allow you to see what a typical day is like for a health care professional, but it can also expose you to different health care settings, research environments and specialties, giving you an experience to talk about later on during interviews.

But, have you ever considered how to get the most out of your shadowing experiences?

If the answer is no, lucky for you, it turns out other people have. And, even if the answer is yes, we’re still willing to bet that one of these authors will suggest something you haven’t thought of before.

So first, we recommend that you check out this article by, before taking a look at this Shadowing Fact Sheet put out by the AAMC’s Aspiring Docs Program.

Then, utilize this step-by-step Guide to Get the Most Out of Your Health Profession Shadowing before, during & after, your next shadowing experience. And, if these resources turn out to be useful, don’t be afraid to let us know!

Happy Shadowing!



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