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Importance of shadowing various specialties

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thus far have accumulated long term shadowing experiences with a DO family physician and an MD family physician. Also short 4 hours each with cardiologist and orthopedic surgeon. Do I need more long term hours with other specialties?
 
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thus far have accumulated long term shadowing experiences with a DO family physician and an MD family physician. Also short 4 hours each with cardiologist and orthopedic surgeon. Do I need more long term hours with other specialties?
No. You have a good mix as you are, assuming this included office-based longitudinal care.
 
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If you have consistently been shadowing with those docs and have a decent # of hours, I personally think you have sufficient exposure to what being a doctor entails. Shadowing isn't meant to be some magic number...its supposed to tell you what being a doctor is like. Could you explain to someone what a doctor does and why you want to do it? If you can, you likely have enough hours and enough to elaborate on in your AMCAS.
 
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