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Cold Calling Advice

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by releehw, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. releehw

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    I need some shadowing hours and I heard asking your own doctors doesn't usually work out. Before I start cold calling, do any of you have any advice about what to say?
     
  2. WedgeDawg

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    "Hello, my name is releehw and I'm a sophomore in college who wants to go to medical school. I'm looking to try to get some clinical exposure and I am interested in observing the day to day routine of pediatric dermatological neurosurgery. Would you be willing to let me shadow you for [length of time]? If not, would you be able to point me towards someone who might be able to assist me with setting up shadowing? Thank you, I really appreciate it"

    Or something like that.
     
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  3. skinofteeth

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    if you're in Pre-Med club or MAPS, then they could help you. They already have contacts that are willing to take on pre-meds for shadowing.
     
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  4. NotASerialKiller

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    When I call people and introduce myself with my SDN handle I usually get hung up on :(
     
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    I can't see why - I would think that it would be reassuring to know that your caller is not a serial killer!
     
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  6. releehw

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    Thank you all! But how do I contact them? There are only office numbers online and I feel like the receptionist would immediately filter out my call.
     
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    Call the office and say you're interested in shadowing and see what happens.
     
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  8. releehw

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    Will do...wish me luck
     
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  9. NotASerialKiller

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    You would think so! Some people I just don't understand...
     

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