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.

Find an opportunity

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

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What is shadowing?

What kind of shadowing experiences should I pursue?

How many shadowing hours should I get?

How do I set up shadowing experiences?

How do I get the most out of shadowing?

What do I do after job shadowing?

Additional Resources

Need more information on shadowing experiences? Download one of the resources below or contact your MPA Advisor.