Shadowing means working directly with a health care provider in their professional environment. You have the opportunity to observe how they plan their day, how they interact with their patients, how they chose their career and how they feel about current events! 

Finding a healthcare provider who is willing to allow you to shadow can be a challenge, but it is worth the effort. Many students start with their own health care providers. You may also network with other pre-health students to see where they have shadowed. Watch this video and gain tips on how to find shadowing opportunities. 

See our Finding Shadowing Strategies PDF.