For those of you who've shadowed doctors in hospital settings, what exactly are the logistics in doing so? Is it absolutely necessary to go through the Volunteer Office, for example? Or do you suppose it's okay to take a somewhat casual, visitor-like position, follow him around, and go from there? I ask because there are some problems with the volunteer department at the specific hospital I'll be shadowing in, and I'm afraid I won't get officially certified as a volunteer any time soon. The shadowing I was hoping to do is with a really great doctor who's doing work I'm very interested in, so I'd hate for this screw-up to take the opportunity away. Thanks in advance!