Starting tomorrow I am going to be shadowing a neurosurgeon for a two week period in Ohio and I was just wondering if anyone with past experience shadowing this specialty would care to give me any tips or hints to make sure I 1.) don't do something really stupid or 2.) do something intelligent. I am staying with his family (met the Dr. once before, not the family) for the entire 2 weeks as getting a hotel for that amount of time is way beyond my budget, so he is being extremely hospitable and I just dont want to do anything to mess him up or look stupid in front of his colleagues. I have previously shadowed an Ob/gyn and gastroenterologist both for 2 week time periods which also included living with the doctors (both doctors were far away from where I lived) so I am pretty comfortable living in some one elses house and pretty comfortable shadowing. I just haven't been able to get in the OR many times yet and the cases he will be working on this week seem pretty intense so I don't want to do anything too stupid while watching.