Must We Shadow?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by nero, Aug 24, 2002.

  1. nero

    nero Senior Member

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    hello, i have not shadowed anybody in college......i did in hs....i have volunteering at a hosptial and working at nursing home as my "clinical experience"...........is this ok, or should i shadow immediately?.......i have other curriculars such as club preisdents, TA, etc.....

    thanks

    Nero
     
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  3. Pickle Salt

    Pickle Salt *curtsies*

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    i think shadowing is a bit overrated, at least in the application sense. I shadowed my pediatrician for a few weeks last year and have found that it was very beneficial to me personally, but not so much on my application. I have been to four interviews and was never really asked about the experience; they wanted to know more about the labs i've worked in, the clinics I've interned at, etc.
     
  4. loomis

    loomis Lifetime Student

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    i think if you plan on being a practicing doc then it would definitely be a good thing to shadow or volunteer ASAP. If your angle is more research oriented and you've done some research in a lab setting then I think this should be ok.
     
  5. none

    none 1K Member

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    The OP said they had volunteer experience. That's enough. Worry about your grades and MCAT score now.
     
  6. FutureM.D.

    FutureM.D. Psychology major

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    I love shadowing!!:love:
     
  7. patient interaction provides experience you can't get in a classroom, or anywhere else. i think med schools know this.
     

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