So my mom's friend (an NP) offered to let me shadow her over the coming winter break. I don't have any clinical experience yet, aside from volunteering, so I figure this would be a good thing; however she's not a doctor, so does that really matter? I mean, I could always try calling doctors' offices in my area and try to bug them into letting me shadow, but the one place I did try (my old pediatrician's office) cited HIPAA and hung up. It's finals week and I have absolutely no time to research and call up people. So if shadowing a non-doctor is still somewhat acceptable....I mean, it's still clinical experience, no? Thanks!