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So I am trying to start shadowing, but is there any other way to contact a doctor besides my connections (mom's colleagues or volunteer supervisor's colleagues)?

Doctors don't really put their email addresses out there for obvious reasons (at least the hospitals I am looking at) and when I call their office a receptionist answers and I don't actually get to talk to the doctor.

How did/do you do it?
 

BlackBox

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Below this thread, there is like 5 similar threads about how to do this. I would just search this forum.
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Kochanie
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Sorry, I'm new to this website. :)
 

chillaxbro

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Here's what I did

1. Some universities have a directory of all staff members including the university hospital staff. Use this to find their emails

2. in some cases, the emails are [email protected] for everyone. Go to their website and copy and paste a list of their doctors and use excel to generate a e-mail list

3. Use google maps to find doctors near you and call them
 
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The medical doctos' emails are left out when I look them up in the university directory, but I will try the lasr name, first name thing. Thank you. :)
 

Uafl112

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I was lucky enough to find their emails. At my local hospital, they have a program for undergraduate students in which they pair u up with a doctor for shadowing. You might wanna consider checking to see if any hospitals near you offer that opportunity