It is never too early to start acquiring clinical experiences, whether by shadowing health care professionals, participating in research, or gaining internship experience. Be sure to ask questions about the profession and ask for referrals to colleagues who practice in other areas that might be of interest to you.

Interested in osteopathic medicine? 

You can use the iLEARN program, a service offered by the American Osteopathic Association, to connect with local DOs who are interested in serving as mentors to students.

Locally, Quillen College of Medicine offers a number of shadowing and internship programs:

Medical Horizons

Anatomy Internship

Summer Internship

Rural Health Community Project