Physician Shadowing Program


To make physician shadowing opportunities more accessible to students who are exploring careers in medicine.

The program will provide up to one half day shadow experience per semester.  

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Be a currently enrolled student at the University of Iowa
  • Member of MAPS, LMSA+, First-Year Seminar course, SHPEP scholar
  • Students who identify from a disadvantaged background
  • Students who identify with a disability
  • View Professionalism Training 
  • Complete mandatory HIPAA compliance training and health paperwork prior to shadowing

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

For the Spring Semester:

Application opens: Fall 2024

Application is closed

Application closes: Fall 2024


Online: MANDATORY Professionalism and HIPAA training.  If you have ever participated in a CCOM professionalism training, 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.

Physician Shadowing experiences will be assigned throughout the fall semester dependent upon department and student availability.

May 17, 2024 -  Evaluation of your experience due to Office of Health Parity (

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