shadowing

  1. LineHelix

    Combining Shadowing Experiences, is this okay?

    So I would like to combine my 3 shadowing experiences into one activity, so I have more room to talk about other activities. However, I have a couple of questions. I would appreciate help from anyone who's doing the same thing or did the same things in past cycles. I don't want to show bias...
  2. O

    HELP!! Shadowing/clinical experience during covid?!

    Hi guys! I just finished my third year of undergrad (neuroscience BS), and I was planning on applying for the 2020-2021 cycle, but now that corona stuff happened I'm worried about how I'm going to get my shadowing/experience hours in... My stats: GPA: 3.8 OAT: AA 390, TS 400 I know the numbers...
  3. H

    COVID-19 & Shadowing

    I'm applying this cycle and had originally planned to get the bulk of my shadowing done after taking my MCAT in March. Obviously with quarantine restrictions, that has not been possible, which I understand is a drop in the bucket compared to the issues other people are facing at this time. But...
  4. HumanAfterAll

    Splitting Up Shadowing (I Know)

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  5. K

    No shadowing but lots of clinical?

    I applied last cycle to no avail which I kind of expected because I only had hospital volunteer experience and worked part time as a physical therapy aide. This past year I have been working as a medical assistant at a clinic with NPs and PAs and will have about 1500 hours by the time I apply...
  6. postponemastudentloan

    What type of EC’s for Med school?

    Hi guys, I wanted to get your advice on what you think standard EC’s (and how many hours) are for MD schools? I’m not sure what all falls under the category of EC’s but this is what I’m doing so far: -working as an LPN -research -volunteering in a hospital because of my clinical experience...
  7. Tiff-of-knee

    experience contact info on OptomCAS

    What happens if I don't provide the contact info of my supervisors when filling in my "experiences" page? What happens if I don't hit "Yes" for the "Release Authorization (May we contact this organization?)" question? Is it favorable to provide contact info and Release Authorization? Thank you...
  8. K

    Where to shadow in Dallas area?

    Hi all. I live in the Plano area and am having trouble finding physicians to shadow. Any physicians out there that would be open to having a shadow for a while? Or pre-med/med students that have shadowed a doctor in the Dallas area that can give me a recommendation? Thanks!
  9. P

    Do I really need shadowing hours? (Dental assistant)

    Hi y'all, Ive been a dental assistant for almost 4 years and I have my x-ray license. I hope to apply to dental school next cycle. I've noticed almost all schools require about 100 shadowing hours. Since I've been working for some time now, I think I have a pretty decent amount of...
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  11. C

    Doctors to shadow in Miami

    Hey! I'm new to SDN. I want to start getting shadowing experience but I have no idea where to start. Any recommendations of doctors to shadow in Miami? Any help will be appreciated!
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  13. Kobethegoat24

    Really need help with dental school list?

    My stats: GPA: 3.88 DAT: 21 AA, 21 TS, 18 PAT (unfortunately also 16 QR) URM Volunteering: about 54 hours Shadowing: about 52 hours Virginia resident After giving it a lot of thought I have decided to wait until July to...
  14. M

    Ophthalmology Mentoring and Residency Pipeline for Underrepresented Students

    Are you an aspiring eye surgeon -- or do you simply want to learn more about ophthalmology? The AAO | AUPO Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring program is accepting applications through June 15! Apply online: bit.ly/2019-minority-mentoring The purpose of the program is to help students who are...
  15. M

    Ophthalmology Mentoring and Residency Pipeline for Underrepresented Students

    Are you an aspiring eye surgeon -- or do you simply want to learn more about ophthalmology? The AAO | AUPO Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring program is accepting applications through June 15! Apply online: bit.ly/2019-minority-mentoring The purpose of the program is to help students who are...
  16. seanm028

    Any issues including these shadowing hours?

    About two years ago my employer sent me to a critical care paramedic training program in a major "medical city" in the US. For about one month I rotated through observational shifts in various departments at two large hospitals. It was a fantastic training opportunity, and helped to solidify my...
  17. V

    Letter of Rec From Shadowing

    I know the general consensus is that letters from shadowing are given little weight since the activity is done passively.. but I shadowed a doctor at a private clinic over the summer once a week (total about 50 hours) and did a mini project for her organizing patient outcomes from her past...
  18. F

    Shadowing : How Many Specialties?

    How many specialties should one shadow before applying to medical school, and is it advised to shadow a combination of medicine / surgical specialties or does it not really matter?
  19. 3

    Hist, Bio1, + internship summer?

    I was recently thinking about taking General Biology 1 and U.S. History 1 over the first six week summer semester along with participating in a internship/shadowing program for all of this period. Does this seem manageable? I don’t think these courses would be difficult for me as it is mainly...
  20. jg2021

    Lower stats w/ great ECs vs. Higher stats w/ no ECs

    I have a 3.5 GPA, mostly due to messing up my first semester of undergrad (C in gen chem I, which I believe I made up with an A- in gen chem II, an A- in orgo I, and looking like an A in orgo II), but I definitely have a pretty significant upward trend. I also have 45 shadowing hours, 150+...
  21. A

    Graduating soon with no EC's, feeling late in the game

    Hi everyone, I was hoping some advice could give me better perspective. I'm about to graduate with my BA in Biochemistry, and I've been having conflicting feelings. I was excited to volunteer at the beginning of this school year, but the training was so lacking and the environment so toxic that...
  22. Kobethegoat24

    When should I apply?

    So I am conflicted with when to apply. My stats: 3.88 cGpa, 3.90 sGpa, I unfortuntely have close to 0 volunteer and literally 0 shadowing hours. I am studying for the DAT right now and I am close to ready to take the test. I am averaging above 20 for almost all the sections except general...
  23. R

    What are my chances? Recommendations?

    I'm sort of at a crossroads here and I'm not sure what my next move should be in terms of preparing for my dental school application. Any advice/tips is greatly appreciated... Undergraduate GPA: ~3.1 (I had one semester where I really f*cked up, for various reasons. I had 3 F's and a W this...
  24. thebadkabob

    Cannot shadow oral surgeon due to new HIPAA regulations 2019?

    I shadowed my oral surgeon once in 2017 and continuously shadowed my dentist until now. I recently reached out to my oral surgeon again to see if I can shadow him before I start dental school in July 2019. He responded back saying that HIPAA has updated regulations that prohibit me from...
  25. 9

    DO Shadowing in Dallas

    I am having a hard time finding a DO to shadow in the Dallas area. I have cold called, sent emails, visited clinics, etc. but I have been constantly turned down. I used the doctorsthatdo.org website and have not had any luck with that either. If anyone in that Dallas area knows of a DO that...
  26. S

    Gross Anatomy Labs as an undergraduate?

    Currently, my school has a collaboration where undergraduate students can work alongside the medical students during gross anatomy labs. Personally, I was wondering the relevance this could have on the application process and whether it would help bolster my app if I do around 50-100 hours...
  27. I

    How do I find a doctor who would be willing to let me shadow them?

    I am a freshman pre-medical student attending school at the University of Central Florida. I recently began volunteering at the Nemours Children's Hospital in the surgical unit as I hope to become a pediatric surgeon or neurosurgeon. Based on the advice of my counselor, I was hoping I would have...
  28. I

    Dental Shadowing Hours

    I was just curious, when a school says they have a reccomended ammount of shadowing hours, does that include hours with specialists or specifically general dentists? I’m looking at the dental college of georgia, and I saw somewhere that they prefer to see close to 300 hours of shadowing. Right...
  29. V

    Taking back on shadowing a doctor...

    I’ve been trying to scout for doctors to shadow over winter break (which is in 2 weeks) so I sent out a bunch of emails to my connections and two of them got back to me... one emergency medicine and one family medicine. I’m opting in for the emergency med doc but what do I say to the family med...
  30. J

    MD What are my chances? HELP

    Check out my CV and let me know what to improve on. What are my chances for allopatric med. school?
  31. D

    do I need more ECs - volunteering, clinical shadowing, and community services

    First of all, thanks all for takign the time to read my post and sharing your thoughts. already have ... - 150 hours of clinical volunteerting across multiple departments - ER, nuclear medicine, and cath lab - a decade old experience; 300 hours serving in-need children and orphans in a...
  32. D

    Should I list DO experiences in AMCAS application and or allopathic secondaries?

    I'm trying to get a DO shadowing in a month or so and finish it before applying to medical next spring. I'm trying to decide whether I should I list this experience on my AMCAS next year.
  33. B

    Working in an optometry office while in undergrad

    I am currently working in an optometry office but I am having trouble filling my schedule at school with classes. This upcoming semester I am only able to fit 9 hours of credit due to my tight schedule at work. I am a junior now. I was wondering if optometry schools will look down on me for not...
  34. I

    Shadowing Thank You Card Now or Later?

    I recently shadowed a gastroenterologist for 3 days in a row. I have spoken with him about LORs and he has expressed that he'd be happy to write me one. I told him that I'd like to come back and shadow him several more times before I apply to medical school next summer. I usually send the...
  35. A

    How many vet exp. hours do you work a year, in pre-vet

    just on average.
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. D

    D.O. Experience/Shadowing Question

    Hi All, From a lot of the reading and advice I have seen on this forum and other articles, it is apparent how important shadowing a D.O. will look on your application. As a former medical scribe who worked in an urgent care setting, I had the opportunity to assist with many different MD's...
  39. J

    Chances of Getting In

    Hey everyone! I've been nervous about my shadowing hours and wanted to see people's thoughts on my chances of getting into schools. I applied to NECO and SALUS. GPA: 3.8 average, 3.7 science Majors: Biology and Neuroscience OAT: 360 AA/ 370 TS Extracurriculars: ~400 hours of volunteering (blood...