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Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Bissman27, Aug 3, 2000.
What is shadowing? I see people talking about it all the time on these message boards?
Shadowing is following a doc around like a "shadow" to see what a day in the life for him/her is like. You usually don't get to do any procedures, as most of the time you shadow before you are a student. I shadowed an ER doc before I started med school, and have continued to shadow throughout the first two years. They have been teaching me procedures along the way, so it has given me quite an edge. I recommend it highly. You learn so much just by observing.