What is the purpose of shadowing?
It allows individuals to view processes they are involved in from a different angle. Job shadowing provides the individual with a unique opportunity to find out how other staff work and what their roles involve. It develops a deeper knowledge and understanding of other roles and functions within the University.
What to expect from shadowing a doctor?
You observe how the doctor interacts with patients, performs procedures, converses with his coworkers, and even how he spends his lunchtime. You are not expected to do much, especially since you know very little about medicine. There is an incredible amount of variability in shadowing.
How can I improve my clinical experience?
10 tips for making the most of clinical rotationsLearn the names of your unit staff members so you can greet them properly. Be prepared for anything and everything. Actively participate in pre- and post-conferences. Show interest, eagerness, respect and appreciation in the clinical setting. Communicate with your preceptor.
How many clinical hours do you need?
We typically recommend much more, with at least 100-150 hours of direct clinical exposure. Thinking about it longitudinally, that really isn’t that much time. If you volunteered 2 hours a week every week for only 1 year, you’d be at over 100 hours.