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shadowing question

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Jjkim89, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Jjkim89

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    so i came into contact with a physician and he said this via email:

    Thanks, Jonathan. It seems the only opportunity is to attend the Chicago
    Community Health Clinic on Chicago Avenue near Western. I do not have
    the contact info, but Dr. xxxxxx does. Her email is above.
    The reason for this is that there are several regulatory requirements
    that would need to met by students who are not medical students in order
    to observe or participate in medical care. These include training on the
    security and confidentiality of medical records.
    This is not an issue for "free" clinics such as the one above, where
    charges are not made for services to patients.
    Let me know if concerns.

    So.... does that mean that i can only shadow physicians that do free clinics?
     
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  3. DrChuck24

    DrChuck24 ~Keeping Faith~
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    wow..i have never heard of that..only at free clinics?? interesting...i got to shadow at a hospital with no problem..or application to volunteer office..i guess it differs at every place..:shrug:
     
  4. Sangria

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    No, not only free clinics. You probably would have to do something that volunteers routinely do- undergo security and confidentiality training. This would prob only take a couple of hours and would be basic things like signing HIPAA forms and going over things like spills, personal protective equipment, bodily fluids and what to do if things like infant abductions and fires happen
     
  5. fightinI

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    It's harder shadow "under the rador" due to increasing liability issues. And whoever you spoke to just doesn't want to set up all the HIPAA junk for you.

    To keep your life simpler in the future, speak directly to an attending physician. He or she will be able to sneak around with less hassle.
     

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