A good way to gain insight into the medical profession is by getting to know a physician and becoming familiar with his or her professional duties and environment. The Stanford Immersion in Medicine Series (SIMS) Physician Shadowing Program provides undergraduates who are interested in pursuing medicine with an opportunity to shadow physicians at Stanford Hospital, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and the Palo Alto VA Hospital.
Each quarter, SIMS participants will be paired with a physician mentor and learn from a breadth of experiences including, but not limited to, shadowing in clinics and on rounds, observing in the operating room, attending departmental Grand Rounds lectures, or having coffee with their mentor. Over the course of the quarter, students will hopefully establish a meaningful and long-lasting relationship with their physician mentors which can often play an influential role in an individual’s decision to pursue medicine.
The SIMS Program is offered on a quarterly basis to Stanford sophomores, juniors, and seniors as MED160 (1 unit, CR/NC). Students must apply and be accepted to the program in order to participate. For more information about the program, please visit http://sims.stanford.edu.