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Hi all,

I'm going to be shadowing a surgeon for the first time. Any advice? Thanks in advance.


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So while not interested in a medical field some advice I have is do what ever the doctor tells you to do and don’t interrupt. Also while don’t really take note remember procedures such as gloves than mask then headband for example and the process the doctor uses.

Shadowing is a way to get expierence so focus on the doctor and keep track of what the doctor is doing.

Congrats on the shadowing!

Hope this helps and comment if you need clarification.

yes i would try to prevent it becoming an experience where you try to “prove” yourself or make yourself look good to gain the favor of the surgeon/organization/etc. ask questions when you don’t understanding and make insightful comments, show genuine interest, but otherwise don’t say too much cause the main point of this experience is to learn! you’ll be great, good luck