What is the Process for Students to Shadow Clinicians?

Do you have a family member interested in medicine? Has a friend/neighbor asked if their son/daughter can see what its like to be a Family Physician? Do you know undergraduates who are applying to medical school?
 
Before you agree to have them shadow you in clinic or in the hospital - STOP - LOOK - LISTEN.
Due to medical-legal concerns and institutional policy, all students (except those in required UWSMPH courses) must be approved and credentialed before they can shadow in our clinics/hospitals.  To make things more complicated, there are separate forms and procedures depending upon location - UWMF vs UW-DFM clinics.
 
Refer all students to:
 
Joyce Jeardeau
Medical Student Programs Coordinator
Office of Medical Student Education
Department of Family Medicine
4268 HSLC   750 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI   53705
 
phone: 608-263-1334
fax: 608-265-1103
 
Processing can take a few weeks, so plan ahead.