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MDU 4004 – Physician Shadowing

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer C
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: I. Minimum 3.3 GPA after 30 UF credits
II. MDU 4003 with a grade of “A”
Syllabus: MDU4004 Physician Shadowing Summer 2014
Professor: Mike Shapiro, M.D., Almari Ginory, D.O.
Coordinator: Adam Reid, M.S.
Registration: By application & acceptance only Spring 2015 application for MDU 4004


Building on the knowledge learned in MDU 4003 (formerly MEL 4011), and MDU 4004 (formerly MEL 4012) allows each student to shadow a doctor in various fields of medicine, such as psychiatry, OGBYN, surgery, etc. Students will be a behind the scenes look at what a day in the life of a practicing doctor entails. This class is a great CV builder and a way to get great hands-on experience in the medical profession as an undergraduate. Student’s grades are based on a few essays and quizzes, as well as a “professionalism” grade rated by the doctor being shadowed. Students who have completed/are in the process of completing MDU 4003 must submit an application to be accepted into MDU 4004. After completing 4003 and 4004, students will have the opportunity to become a volunteer TA for the MEL classes and subsequently earn a letter of recommendation.

 To start course: This course is now offered in Canvas. In order to access this course, please go to and click “e-learning in Canvas.” Please log in with your Gatorlink and password. Your courses should be listed on the top of the screen when you click on “Courses.”