How To Ask A Doctor To Shadow Them?

How do I write a letter of shadowing request?

A job shadowing request letter needs to be succinct and professional. At the very least it should include an introduction and a brief description of yourself, your reasons for wanting to job shadow, and the formal request.

How many hours should you shadow a doctor?

40 hours

How do you find shadowing hours?

The easiest way to set up shadowing hours is to simply ask someone you know—perhaps someone in your family or a family friend. If you don’t happen to know any doctors personally, however, don’t worry. There are other ways to make those connections.

What to expect shadowing a doctor?

First, shadowing a physician means that you are following the doctor as he or she engages with his or her daily duties. You observe how the doctor interacts with patients, performs procedures, converses with his coworkers, and even how he spends his lunchtime.

What do you wear to shadow a doctor?

Dress professionally and comfortably: dress pants and a tie for men, dress pants or a dress for women, and closed-toed shoes you can walk in all day. Bring a notebook. Ask questions and take notes in between patients, not in front of them, and prepare some questions ahead of time.