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Shadowing for BSMD

skate17skate17 5 replies11 threads Junior Member
Is shadowing necessary for BSMD programs? Research is my no. 1 passion relating to medicine and with all this corona, I'm not really gonna get a chance to shadow someone.
How bad will this hurt me?
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  • WayOutWestMomWayOutWestMom 11096 replies239 threads Senior Member
    Shadowing and clinical volunteering are both critical for anyone who hopes to become a physician. Medicine is all about hands-on patient treatment, not research.

    If your passion is research, then a MD is probably the wrong career track for you. You'd be much better suited to a PhD or perhaps a MD/PhD.

    Will the lack of shadowing hurt you with BA/MD admissions? Yes, but with Covid-19, programs have lowered their expectations for these activities for applicants.

    Do you have any other activities that might be a proxy for your willingness to serve others? Any community service with the disadvantaged? Any community service in general?
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