I've been reading up in this forum for a couple of weeks now and many people have hundreds of hours shadowing physicians. Now, does this usually occur through some sort of program or do you actually contact a doctor and ask to follow him/her for X amount of hours? I'm currently in the process of setting up a day or two to go in and shadow a couple of doctors my mom works with, but I would only get to spend around 5 hours with each doctor. Do I need to do this with numerous physicians to acquire a decent number of shadowing hours or do I need to look for a doctor that is willing to let me shadow for a prolonged period of time? I looked around for related threads, but figured it would be more helpful to post my own. Sorry if this has been beat to death.