I shadowed a family practice doc, and I always talk about how I want to do Gastroenterology... It does not matter which speciality you wanna go into... I always talk about the experience itself, how the doctor-patient interaction was, and how that has affected my views on medicine.I have no desire to be an opthamologist, but there is one at the local hospital that always agrees to let students shadow him...does the fact it's not in a specialty I wish to pursue from an admissions standpoint?
Seriously. Just shadow the doctor and find another doctor with a specialty you're interested in shadowing. Two shadowing opportunities ftw!you're supposed to keep an open mind about specialties. and the idea of shadowing is to introduce you to clinical medicine, not pick a career path.