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Contacting faculty for shadowing experience?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by virtuoso735, Apr 26, 2012.

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  1. virtuoso735

    virtuoso735 2+ Year Member

    Apr 21, 2011
    I live about an hour away from Touro University in California and am having a hard time finding a doctor to shadow. Would it be weird if I emailed faculty listed on the Touro website asking if they knew of any doctors in my area that are open to having students shadow them? Has any one tried this as a way to find a DO to shadow?
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  3. dntke1518

    dntke1518 5+ Year Member

    Aug 4, 2010
    I think there are a few websites that you can use to get a blind shadow date with a physician. The AOA has a search feature http://www.osteopathic.org/osteopathic-health/find-a-do/Pages/default.aspx . I wouldn't contact the school, show them that you are a big person and can do this on your own.
  4. LUCPM

    LUCPM 10+ Year Member

    Jan 27, 2007
  5. virtuoso735

    virtuoso735 2+ Year Member

    Apr 21, 2011
    Tried the iLearn website, but I didn't have any luck. :(

    I emailed a few DO's this morning though after hunting around for email addresses and one of them has already responded positively, so I'm happy about that!
  6. ViciousKicks

    ViciousKicks 2+ Year Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    I emailed the admissions counselor at the DO school in my state, and she sent me a handy spreadsheet with contact information for alumni that were willing to be shadowed. I did not get the impression that the admissions committee looked down upon me for asking, and she was really happy to help me.
  7. Iliketoytles

    Iliketoytles 5+ Year Member

    Aug 23, 2011
    Google "osteopathic physicians in [city]", and start calling offices.
  8. Sinfest

    Sinfest Slick 7+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    Contact one of the admissions counselors about setting up some shadowing.

    That's what I did with Western and it worked out. Good luck
  9. DOWay


    Apr 27, 2012
    How about contacting the DOs that are preceptors for the school? I'm sure the school would give you a list of participating docs.

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