More on physician shadowing

I was perusing the SDN forums as I like to sometimes do and found a gem of a post [DISCLAIMER: this was intended to primarily be a humorous post, but the checklist does really provide some good suggestions for things to try to look out for in a more well-rounded shadowing/volunteering experience]: Gnomes’ Guide to Shadowing.

Honestly, I’d suggest that if you could get a good number of these items during your shadowing or clinical volunteering experience, that you have a good basis to go into interviews with. I personally did a quick run-through of the checklist [where I actually included experiences from both shadowing physicians and while volunteering] and sadly ended up in the “Shadow more” category. Uh oh…

If you’ve already completed a successful application cycle, what category did you score in? Do you think this could be an accurate metric to gauge shadowing experience on?

2 thoughts on “More on physician shadowing

  • July 11, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Good find Amanda!

    So I am applying to OUWB this cycle, and, between you and me, I pretty much want to go there because of the amazing facilities lol! But that is way too shallow a reason for the secondary app 🙂 What other cool things do they have going on that you’ve found out about!? I’m really in to research and music, if that helps…

  • July 12, 2011 at 11:59 am

    @Axl Rose: The facilities were definitely a draw for me too! But, I agree that mentioning that in the secondary may not work in your favor — this being said, I’m going to try to answer your question in my next post as best as I can.

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