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?