Each Tuesday night at 7:00 pm CST we will have a ZOOM meeting over various topics. Links to the ZOOM meetings will be sent via email to prevent hacking. Participants will be able to join the meeting at 7:00 pm, and it will be "first come - first serve", as we can only hold up to 500 people at a time on ZOOM, at least at the moment. You can be added to our mailing list by filling out the sign up form: Here
No worries! You can view our Sessions on our YouTube channel: Pre-Health Virtual Shadowing
You can definitely enter these Sessions under the "healthcare activities/experiences" for most college and graduate program applications and in your CV! As this is a brand new program, it might not count as literal "shadowing" hours for now, but you can still call it "virtual shadowing hours" and place it under the healthcare experience section.
We are planning on bringing all sorts of medical professionals in to talk about their jobs and to present clinical cases. Every week you can get about 2 hours of experience right in the comfort of your own home. We also hope that you will complete the short exam after wanting the Session..
Also, as more people join this program, we hope that more admissions programs will see this program on applications, which will validate this program even more. Hopefully these Sessions will count as shadowing hours in the future! Keep spreading the word!
For contact on your application, you can put Dr. Raymond Fowler as the person to contact. You can put email@example.com for the email. We are located in Dallas, Texas.
A score of 70 and above will earn you a certificate! Links to the assessments will be posted on our website. Certificates will be automatically emailed out to you after completion. Assessments will be due each week on Fridays at 11:59 pm CST to ensure active listening.
You can get a certificate of completion every week after taking a short assessment at the end of the session! Once you have submitted your exam, the results page will provide you a link to your certificate. The name you enter into the "first" and "last" name entry boxes respectively is the name that will appear on your certificate. Please download this certificate IMMEDIATELY and keep it for your records. You WILL NOT be able to obtain your certificate or credit for this session after navigating from the quiz.
If you are having an issue accessing the assessment, please email us ASAP. We cannot do anything once the assessment closes.
Unfortunately, assessments are only available during the week that the session is held, and there are no make ups. However, not taking an assessment will not affect you in any way!
Assessments are optional and only necessary if a student wants a certificate of completion for attending the Session. It's not required to do them, and there are no penalties! There will also be plenty of opportunities to obtain certificates of completion for future Sessions.
Email or Instagram! Our Instagram is @virtualshadowing
This program is going to be long term, as long as there is interest. We anticipate a continued interest in virtual opportunities indefinitely, as the epidemic may shift the demand for many programs to become online at least in part. If interest dies down though, of course the program may wind down in the future. We’ve planned out Sessions until the end of August, so we’re just seeing how things go!
Unfortunately, because there are thousands of students in our program, it would be hard for our MDs/DOs/PAs to develop a relationship with each and every one of you. Nor, would they have the capacity to write everyone a letter of recommendation.
Yes! We have a GroupMe account if you want to connect with others just like you. Join Here.
This is not the best way to contact the Virtual Shadowing Working Group. The best way to contact us is by Email or Instagram!
If you have anyone who is in the medical field (ie. in OB/GYN or Sports Medicine) that would like to talk to pre-meds about their field, have them email us! We would love to talk to them and maybe have a session discussing their fields.
If you haven't already, we also have a Virtual Shadowing Sign Up Form on our website where you can list specialties or topics you would like to see from us or give comments and feedback. Unfortunately, we have no plans at the moment to cover specific University programs.
We will email you within 48 hours of you signing up. Weekly emails are sent out two times a week: every Thursday and Sunday/Monday. Both emails will include the link to the Zoom invitation for the session that week and Thursday's email will include a link to the assessment.
Please check your spam/junk folder or the Promotions tab on Gmail. It may have been mistakenly sent there. If not, feel free to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.