I logged onto the AACPM to see the list of DPM mentors in my area. There is one doc in my immediate area... the only thing is, the current company I work for does work for this Doctor directly, i.e., we see referrals from him, refer pt's to him, market to him, etc. Would it be appropriate to ask him if I could shadow him? My biggest fear is that my boss catches whiff of this, if he does, I think that this will change his attitude towards me, i.e., lower or no bonuses, won't be willing to put me through additional training, etc. And who's to say that this doc won't be like "Hey boss, I have your employee xxx shadowing me".... DPM's that are not on the list: is this because they clearly don't want to mentor? What do you guys think I should do -- try and shadow this doc anyway?