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are premeds the only ones encnouraged to shadow?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ejay286, May 28, 2008.

  1. ejay286

    ejay286 Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 10, 2005
    I've never heard a prelaw or business student talk about shadowing lawyers or IBs, yet the adcoms want us to shadow doctors to ''make sure its what we want to do.'' Seriously who in this day and age doesn't know what docs do...
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  3. david594

    david594 The-OSU CVM c/o 2013 7+ Year Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Your shadowing isnt much compared to what most of the pre-vets end up doing. 1000+ hours working in a clinical setting is pretty much the low end for normal for pre-vets who plan eventually work in a clinical setting.

    Maybe law school just isnt that competitive?
  4. Jolie South

    Jolie South is invoking Domo. . . Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    well, the time and financial commitment isn't as great for business or law.

    in medicine, there's ~8 years of postgraduate training (med school/residency) before you can even work as a physician on your own. if that's not bad enough, you're saddled with the debt from 4 years of med school.

    after that great of an investment, it would be extremely hard to turn around and say "i'm going to quit medicine."
  5. 04170


    May 20, 2008
    As a licensed attorney with a degree from a top 20 law school (of course that means (16-20), I wish I had been asked to shadow or at least explain really well why I wanted to be a lawyer before being admitted. Instead, I went because I couldn't think of anything else to do and now I'm looking to go back to school for a new career...

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