MDU 4004 – Physician Shadowing

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: Seth Downing

Registration: By application & acceptance only

Contact: 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.