Category Archives: Midway Point

What are your impressions/thoughts/emotions around your new environment, both in and out of the workplace?
How does the medical field differed from university/academic life?
What skills are you building as a result of this shadowing experience? How will they be transferable (to academics, future career plans, on/off campus involvement, etc.)?

Midway Point (Taisha)

While I anticipated that I would feel somewhat nervous on my first day of shadowing, I had thought that my previous shadowing experience would help ease me into this new shadowing position. That was not the case because though it … Continue reading



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Midway Point

MGH has been an incredibly fulfilling experience. While my experience is focused on the clinical research aspect in colorectal surgery and pelvic floor disorders, I was lucky enough to have my first day be spent shadowing in the OR with … Continue reading



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Midway Point

The first day of shadowing didn’t happen too long ago, but after that first day, I felt pretty put off. The doctor that I’m shadowing is a colorectal doctor, so there wasn’t much I could do to prepare myself for … Continue reading



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Midway Point

This new environment was definitely much different than I had anticipated it to be. My surgeons conduct their pre and post op visits in their clinic (and surgeries at outpatient centers, or in nearby hospitals like Cedars-Sinai), and from day … Continue reading



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Midway Point – Ariel Lee

Today marks my fourth week of shadowing Dr. Cataldo in the Colo-Rectal Surgery department. It amazes me that I have already spent over eighty hours in the OR and clinic, and also that I oddly feel at ease with observing … Continue reading



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Midpoint

I could not have predicted how I would respond to seeing a surgery for the first time. I expected nausea, or dizziness at the sight of someone being opened up before me. I did not expect, as I stood one … Continue reading



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Congratulations

On behalf of the Pre-Health Advising staff, we’d like to congratulate the students who will be participating in this year’s Summer Shadowing Program! Take a look at the 2017 Shadows page to learn more about them.



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