davidlee97

Membership Revoked
Removed
Account on Hold
Jul 21, 2016
53
12
i just noticed that dds applicatnts have a LOT of shadowing hours compared to MD applicants where most are satisfied with 20 hours. why?
 

Ad2b

SDN Gold Donor
Gold Donor
2+ Year Member
Nov 3, 2014
2,875
2,687
Status
Pre-Medical
I don't know what apps you're looking at where shadowing MD/DO is about 20 hours. Most on here and reddit seem to have 100+ if not more than 200...
 
Oct 26, 2015
239
148
Status
Medical Student
I don't know what apps you're looking at where shadowing MD/DO is about 20 hours. Most on here and reddit seem to have 100+ if not more than 200...
Anyone that has 100+ hours is wasting their time past 100, especially if they are just racking hours with the same specialties and doctors. 200+ just means they really enjoy shadowing. After maybe 50 hours with 2-3 specialties you begin to see diminishing returns. It is important to remember that shadowing is not included in clinical hours.
 

Ad2b

SDN Gold Donor
Gold Donor
2+ Year Member
Nov 3, 2014
2,875
2,687
Status
Pre-Medical
Anyone that has 100+ hours is wasting their time past 100
Have you personally read other threads with people's stats?

I have over 100+ and was worried it was not enough. Different specialties, different sites, different states... maybe I should different country ;)
 

Lost in Translation

単純な馬鹿でありたい。
2+ Year Member
Jul 1, 2015
1,934
1,730
最上川
Status
Medical Student
Maybe you should spend less time standing behind the doctor and more time standing in front of him.

I mean doing clinical volunteering that makes you a part of the care team.
 
  • Like
Reactions: NotYou20

Ad2b

SDN Gold Donor
Gold Donor
2+ Year Member
Nov 3, 2014
2,875
2,687
Status
Pre-Medical
I am not talking about what people have or what you are worried about.
Lol. I'm not worried about a thing, my friend. Very confident in what I bring to the table and comfortable with my distractions (age, old/bad GPA, etc).

To me, your guidance is a little misguided and I'd hate for others to think it was sufficient. Most of the people whose apps I review or stats I see, have more than 100+ hours in shadowing. That's all. :) Cheers!
 
Oct 26, 2015
239
148
Status
Medical Student
Lol. I'm not worried about a thing, my friend. Very confident in what I bring to the table and comfortable with my distractions (age, old/bad GPA, etc).

To me, your guidance is a little misguided and I'd hate for others to think it was sufficient. Most of the people whose apps I review or stats I see, have more than 100+ hours in shadowing. That's all. :) Cheers!
Do you see GynGyn's comment that 50 hours for MD is acceptable? Anything over 80 is excessive IMO.
 

Matthew9Thirtyfive

*breathes in* boi
Moderator
2+ Year Member
Jan 11, 2016
15,092
22,352
Status
Medical Student

Dagrimsta1

Current Representation of MS-3
5+ Year Member
Sep 14, 2014
798
906
New York
Status
Medical Student
I have 30hrs of shadowing. I honestly though it was a waste of time following the doc/medical assistant around. I have worked in a medical office for over 500hrs and have learned more than I can explain. Quantity may get you through the door but not through interviews or life.