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    Ashley_dup1Ashley_dup1
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    Hi can someone please explain to me what this job shadowing is… im 17 years old and im going to be appling to university to become an M.D. and i would like to know more about this job shadowing and can i do this? thank you for reading this your help is appreciated :wave:

    #53289
    Future Mom MDFuture Mom MD
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    Hi Ashely,

    When we talk about shawdowing, we mean that we follow a doctor, or any other professional around in the medical field to see what it is really like. This is done so you will know beforehand what you are getting yourself into.

    I know one girl who after she did her shawdowing decided not to pursue medicine. It is really not like what you see on television.

    Sheretta

    #53291
    Ashley_dup1Ashley_dup1
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    Thank you so much sheretta for your help :wave: ! but can i job shadow even thought im only 17? :weeping:

    #53293
    Future Mom MDFuture Mom MD
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    Sure, if you find somone who will let you.

    Sheretta

    #53295
    Ashley_dup1Ashley_dup1
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    I think i did but i feel weird about asking can you job shadow in a free clinic wont that be weird for patients? when you walk in and are listening to their personal problems! but thatnks again for your help your so helpful :rotfl:

    #53297
    TexasRoseTexasRose
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    Ashley, you may feel awkward at first, but don’t worry, it gets easier. Just try to be very professional and friendly. I was worried about what the patients would think of me listening to their health problems, but mostly they were curious about MY plans!

    It’s very interesting and informative to follow a doc around and I definitely recommend it.

    Theresa

    #53299
    Ashley_dup1Ashley_dup1
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    Thank you so much Theresa and Sheretta you have been the biggest help to me I think that I will ask the doctor if I can job shadow him how do I ask him though what should I say ( sorry but I am known to be a big fretter lol) :tired:

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