“This was by far the best experience I have had with any physician. As an undergrad, I have shadowed several physicians. Although I felt I had learned from all them, they all seem boring compared to this experience. The doctor had prepared slides of various cases and went over those cases with us. He even quizzed us on the material. He had my full attention 100 percent of the time.”
Josh, United States
General Surgery, June 2021
During a pre-med shadowing program, you enter the clinical setting and observe a U.S. physician. You will be exposed to patient-physician interactions as they play out in real-time and observe the process of providing care.
These clinical experiences provide insight into what life is like as a physician, which is an invaluable opportunity to solidify your goal of attending medical school and becoming a physician. It is also a chance to explore a specialty, which can help you establish your field of study early in your education and save you time and resources down the line.
“The staff/preceptors I shadowed were all incredible professionals. They were very knowledgeable, took the time to explain the steps they took, gave a lot of advice, and were always there to answer questions. I would definitely recommend this program to others because it confirmed my career choice and allowed me to have once-in-a-lifetime experiences with patients and doctors. I learned more about medicine in this month than I had learned in my four years of undergrad.”