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HPA-Northwestern Medicine Physician Shadowing Program

shadowing program student participants

Health Professions Advising (HPA) and the Northwestern Medicine Glenview Outpatient Center (NMGOC) created a clinical shadowing program for Northwestern University undergraduate students interested in a career in medicine. Since fall 2018, the program has helped over 100 Northwestern undergraduates. Each student was paired with a practicing Northwestern MD. Those preceptors provided an inside look into the profession to help students discern if a career in medicine will be a good fit. 

Our program requirements and recruitment processes are designed to be inclusive and equitable. We welcome applications from students in underserved groups and have taken care to design our program around national and religious holidays over the course of the academic year. Based on financial support from the Northwestern Medical Group, the program is designed to have no out of pocket expenses for participants.

Due to the limited number of seats, we encourage students to continue to apply if their prior applications are unsuccessful. For more information about the program, see the following pages: