MDU 4004 – Physician Shadowing

Due to precautions in response to COVID-19, MDU4004 will not be held during the upcoming Spring 2021 semester, as shadowing opportunities will not be able to be guaranteed. Please continue to refer to this website page for updates on shadowing opportunities.

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:
Registration: By application & acceptance only

Contact: Graduate Teaching Assistant: mel4012@psychiatry.ufl.edu

Description

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 https://lss.at.ufl.edu/ 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.”