So I just got back from shadowing an ortho surgeon today at his office. He seems to fit the stereotype pretty accurately. Tall, athletic, good looking, smart etc but one thing that he was lacking was personality. I got to the office and the admin took me down to meet him. Let me tell you, he shook my hand, said his hello and that was it..... he didn't talk to me on spare time (we had a lot of time off between patients) initially, I thought maybe he's busy I should just let him be and pretend to be a fly on the wall. I tried to make small talks here and there but he would only give me one word answer. I'm not mad or upset, it just made the whole experience very awkward for the both of us (especially me). I didn't get that feeling I got with the trauma surgeon I shadowed. He was inviting, very talkative, funny, generous and just a really cool person to be around. And I thought the trauma surgeon would be grouchy, mean and just miserable but he was total opposite. I imagined the ortho surgeon to be cool, laid back, talk about sports and energetic etc like the trauma surgeon but he was complete opposite. Total stoic, just uninterested. Makes me feel bad being there. I felt like I was in his way. Of course asking to shadow is like asking them if you can slow them down, but...I don't know.... Should I just look for another ortho?