Shadowing

So you are interested in becoming a doctor? Something or someone has sparked your interests in this profession. For me, it was my pediatrician. I grew up with terrible asthma and I was always at the doctor’s office – but going to see my pediatrician was such a great experience. He had this calming nature about him. He made me smile every time I saw him. He had such an affect on me as a kid that becoming a pediatrician was on the top of my list of specialties for a long time.

So where do you start to get more information? SHADOW, SHADOW,SHADOW. This is the best way to find out what the doctor life is all about. This is also another way to find great mentors. Maybe you know what kind of doctor you want to be and maybe you have no clue. If you have no idea, here is where I would begin. There are surgical specialties and the non-surgical specialities. The cool thing about being a physician is there are some specialties that you can do a little of both.

Here is a list of the non-surgical specialties:

https://www.sgu.edu/blog/medical/ultimate-list-of-medical-specialties/

Here is a list of the surgical specialties:

https://www.facs.org/education/resources/medical-students/faq/specialties

Do you need help finding a physician to shadow? Maybe I can help?

Let me know what questions you have?

Contact me at info@themedmentor.com

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