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Doctor Shadowing in Austin, TX

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by gwiddlebones, Mar 20, 2006.

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  1. gwiddlebones

    gwiddlebones Junior Member 5+ Year Member

    Jan 19, 2006
    Medical Student
    Hey everyone,

    Are there any doctors or does anyone know of any doctors in Austin, TX who wouldn't mind being shadowed in the summer?
    Particularly maybe in ER or surgery?

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  3. browniegirl86

    browniegirl86 10+ Year Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Attending Physician
    Try volunteering in one of the ERs. I volunteered at Seton Southwest (Oak Hill area, across the street from ACC Pinnacle) and the ER docs there are really nice. I'm sure that if you talk to one of them, especially if you've been volunteering for a while, they'd be glad for you to shadow. One of the non-Brack Setons is always a good place to start . . . fewer gung ho freshman pre-meds are able to get there, so it's easier to get started and actually into the hospital. At Brack I think you have to work in the gift shop for a while . . . a semester maybe?

    Good luck!
  4. Aptamer

    Aptamer Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 5, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    Resident [Any Field]
    I would just contact a physician directly. A lot of physicians in Austin are really cool and would take you into their clinics. I've shadowed a couple of physicians at Brack and Children's and all it took was an email or phone call.

    But you can surely volunteer if you want...they always need people at the gift shops.

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