MDU 4004 – Physician Shadowing

Due to precautions in response to COVID-19, MDU4004 will not be held during the upcoming Fall 2020 semester, as shadowing opportunities will not be able to be guaranteed.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: I. Minimum 3.3 GPA after 30 UF credits
II. MDU 4003 with an average of at least 90%
Professor: Michael Shapiro, M.D.
Coordinator: Lacie Lazaroe, M.S.
Registration: By application & acceptance only

Contact: Lacie Lazaroe, Graduate Teaching Assistant:


Building on coursework from MDU 4003: Introduction to the Medical Professions, MDU 4004: Physician Shadowing allows students to shadow a doctor in various fields of medicine. In addition to online didactics related to patient privacy, professionalism, and compassion, students will gain hands-on experience by shadowing a practicing physician at UF Health. This class is a great CV builder and provides undergraduate students a unique opportunity to observe patient care.. 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.

 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.”