Post # 1
Has anyone had any luck shadowing someone in their field? I am in a very small city (where my college is) and I feel awkward walking into Wallgreens and asking. It seems almost like you can’t do that.
Any bees like me? What did you do?
Post # 3
While I was a pre-dent I called local dental offices to see if I could shadow. It wasn’t a big deal. Just be sure to ask dress code – some liked professional and a few had me wear scrubs. And always send a thank you note!
Post # 4
@polkadotbee: I used to work at my mom’s pharmacy as essentially a volunteer. That being said, it really helps to know someone. My dad also works at hospitals so I had a connection there as well. Try asking around though. You won’t know if you don’t try. I googled really quick and saw that Walgreens has a pharmacy shadowing program for high school students, but you should ask if college students can participate as well. Also try Target, Rite Aid, CVS, and whatever else you can think of.
Post # 5
When my husband was in pre-med, he tried to do some shadowing in some of our hometown clinics (and we definitely live in a small town). He was unable to shadow because one clinic was owned by a corporation that would not allow it and the other doctor promised to call him back and never did. When my husband called the doctor’s office back, he was told that they would not be able to allow him to shadow. But it didn’t keep him from getting into medical school. =)