1. T

    Possible to Get in Without Shadowing Experience?

    Hi! I'm planning on applying this cycle, but I don't currently have any shadowing experience. I'm about to graduate undergrad and so I'm taking one gap year, and I was planning to scribe in order to gain more clinical experience, but ScribeAmerica currently isn't hiring due to COVID-19. As soon...
  2. elloL

    3.96 CGPA, 3.92 SGPA, MA resident - Applying to Harvard Medical 2021

    Hello, this is the first post that I've created. I have been reading SDN posts since my Junior year of high school, but as admissions deadlines near, I have decided to start using it more seriously. A little bit about myself: I am 22 F, Caribbean black, bisexual 1st generation, bilingual with...
  3. flybynight79

    Has anyone ever needed to do an interview for a shadowing spot?

    So I live up North where shadowing rarely happens and I found an opportunity. The problem is that I have to do an interview for a shadowing spot. I'm grateful but nervous because I'm clueless about the questions they might ask me. Does anyone have some pointers or tips?
  4. J

    Taking Patient Vitals

    So I started out shadowing this doctor and now I volunteer for him and take patient vitals (height,weight, bp), as well as take patient history and review patient medication. I am applying to medical school next year so I just wanted to know if any of these things are illegal/frowned...
  5. J

    How do you log hours?

    How are you supposed to log your shadowing hours, ECs, community service, and things of that nature? I have heard several different things and was just wondering if someone could give a straight forward answer. Are signatures required on these thing? Also, how do submit your hours on an...
  6. L

    Low CC gpa and dentistry school

    hi guys I have been having nightmares about this. So I have a community college gpa 2.1 but a 3.89 Gpa in the 4- years college. I have a’s and b’s in all the pre req classes I retook my general chem and organic chem and got As. I took the dat got 22 and I have volunteering hours. do I still have...
  7. B

    EC Advice for freshmen

    So I'm going to a freshmen in Boston this fall and am struggling to figure out how I should plan out my EC's. I know that I want to shadow many different types of doctors and get involved in research once I finish my basic intro courses. I was also considering becoming a medical scribe in my...
  8. CaptainWEMT

    Shadowing Opportunities in the Boston Area

    I am looking for opportunities to shadow a physician in the Greater Boston Area. Most of the practices that I have contacted either do not accept shadowers or have not gotten back to the messages that I have left them. Does anyone have any suggestions for practices that I could contact? While I...
  9. M

    Extra Curriculars

    I'm going to have between 200 and 300 hours of research by time I apply because I'm in my schools undègrad research program. No publications, but will do a presentation for senior assignment in May 2019. I'm planning on starting volunteering next month and planned on having ~200 hours...
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  11. thenor

    A Pediatric Otolaryngologist/ ENT physician is letting me shadow him. What surgery should I observe?

    Hi Everyone, A pediatric Otolaryngologist/ ENT physician is letting me shadow him. He is giving me the option of observing one surgery and was wondering what surgery I'm interested in observing. I'm not sure what surgery to observe. Helpppp Thanks
  12. T

    Private physician shadowing for high school students

    Is there a difference between private and hospital shadowing? I wanted to shadow surgeons but the hospitals near me have a limit to the length of shadowing and I was hoping I could shadow for a longer period of time.
  13. J

    Advice needed!

    I am a graduated high school student recently returned from a two year volunteer mission in Scandinavia and will be starting my university education this summer. As of right now I am torn between psychology and psychiatry, but leaning towards psychiatry. I have about 4 months before I begin...