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MD Shadowing Program

Mission

To make shadowing opportunities more accessible to undergraduates from minority or disadvantaged backgrounds exploring careers in medicine.

The program will provide one half day shadow experience per semester.  We currently have physicians from 17 University of Iowa Health Care departments. 

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Be a currently enrolled student at the University of Iowa or a member of MAPS@Grinnell
  • Attend Professionalism Training with Dr. Denise Martinez, Associate Dean, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Complete mandatory HIPAA compliance training and health paperwork prior to shadowing

Preference will be given to students who:

  • Identify with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in medicine
  • Come from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background
  • Have demonstrated interest in issues affecting underserved populations and health disparities  
  • Are members of the University of Iowa or Grinnell College MAPS Chapters (Minority Association of Pre-Health Students)

You will be required by the end of the semester to submit through this site a brief summary of your experience, what you learned, how you have benefited and feedback on the program. 

Dates & Deadlines

Shadowing currently on hold due to COVID-19 

Fall dates to be determined: MANDATORY Professionalism and HIPAA training.  If you have ever participated in a training with Dr. Martinez, you are exempt from this requirement. If not, you must participate in an online training module. A link to the module will be sent out once applications have been reviewed and will be available during the dates listed above.

Fall dates to be determined: Physician Shadowing experiences will be assigned throughout this window dependent upon department and student availability.

Fall dates to be determined: Evaluation of your experience due to Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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