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Shadowing non-docs

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Writer1985, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. Writer1985

    Writer1985 Mistress of Spices
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    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!
     
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  3. jbrice1639

    jbrice1639 Cub Fan, Bud Man
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    it sounds like it would be a great experience!

    additionally, shadowing isn't really necessary anyways. i had nothing but volunteering on my clinical experiences, and i was never questioned about why i hadn't shadowed.
     
  4. kimmcauliffe

    kimmcauliffe Surfer Chum
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    Go for it! Doesn't matter if it's not a doctor. You'll still get to see patient interaction, patient care, and maybe get this gist on the paperwork. Have fun and ask a lot of questions!!
     
  5. Scrub MD

    Scrub MD Senior Member
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    Do it! Ask her if she knows anyone else you can shadow.
     

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