So I'm on winter break right now and I am going to shadow an osteopathic emergency physician next week. What should I prepare beforehand? Do you guys have a list of suggestions/questions or any other tips? I want the experience to be meaningful and not a day of silence/awkwardness. Brief background: He went to UNECOM and did his EM residency in an allopathic program. He's been practicing for 2 yrs. What is the appropriate attire? I'm thinking khakis and button down. Lastly, how should I ask for a letter of recommendation? Since I'll be going back to school the week after, I need the letter before I go. Will he write a good letter in such a short time? Also, what kind of materials did you give to the physician in facilitating the process. A resume? Personal statement? Activities list? Schools like LMU-DCOM and VCOM have separate evaluation forms. Should I give those to him too? I don't want to inundate him with more paperwork than he probably already has. Lastly, should I send him a thank you card afterwards? Sorry for the long post, but I'm a little nervous for the shadowing. Thanks.