About the Program

Brandeis Summer Shadowing Program: 2020 Application

Application Opens: Friday, February 14th, 2020 at 9:00am

Application Closes: Friday, March 6th, 2020 at 9:00am

Decision Notification: Monday, March 23rd, 2020 at 9:00am

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Please review the Brandeis Summer Shadowing Program Workshop Slides before applying. Join our Brandeis Pre-Health Advising listserv (premeds@lists.brandeis.edu) to receive announcements.

History of the Program

The father of a Brandeis student reached out to help connect students with surgeons in his field of Colorectal Surgery. Over the years the program has expanded to also include OBGYN and General Surgery. Students have the opportunity to shadow in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and California. The duration of each site varies anywhere between 2 to 8 weeks and have the potential to extend into the academic year. Some sites are primarily research based whereas others are clinical or offer a blend of both.

All Brandeis students are welcome to apply regardless of major or year, however preference is given to sophomores and juniors who have completed 3-6 semesters of coursework. To be a competitive candidate we recommend having a minimum GPA of 2.7.