Tips for premeds on shadowing doctors
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10:00PM
Jeff Belkora in professionalism

 

One of my interns asked me about shadowing doctors. Shadowing any professional is a great way to learn more about a field. In their new book, Decisive, Chip and Dan Heath point out how we often make career choices with very little knowledge of the professional reality in that field.

For assistance on this question, I emailed our network of 60+ intern alumni, who are mostly in or just emerging from medical school, and asked for their advice.

Here's what they said would be considerations in shadowing doctors...

Location

The type of work that you want to see

What do you want to learn/establish from the experience?

How to contact doctors 

 

 

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