Registration for Fall 2013 will take place during the first weeks of September.
Complete the Vanderbilt Medical Center paperwork if you would prefer to shadow someone at Vanderbilt and complete the Baptist Hospital paperwork if you would prefer to shadow someone at Baptist, St. Thomas, or 100 Oaks. Please note: if you shadowed last semester, you are a RETURNING shadow. If you did NOT shadow Spring 2012, you are a NEW shadow.
This paperwork must be completed in its ENTIRETY the day of your respective open house before you can sign up to shadow! If you need to update immunizations, make an appointment at the Student Health Center or with your hometown physician soon.
NEW VANDERBILT/100 OAKS SHADOWS: 1. Proof of Immunization Checklist, including proof of: o MMR Vaccine o TB Skin Test (Good for one year; must last through end of the semester) o Hepatitis B vaccine series o Varicella Titer (If they have NOT had the chicken pox, they need to provide documentation of two chicken pox vaccines OR a titer proving that they are immune. If they HAVE had the chicken pox, they need to provide documentation of a titer that proves they are immune.) o Tetanus shot is recommended, but not required o Copy of front AND back of health insurance card 2. Copy of completed HIPAA Training Quiz 3. Copy of completed Safety Quiz 4. Copy of completed Confidentiality Agreement
NEW BAPTIST/ST THOMAS SHADOWS: 1. General Orientation and Clinical Orientation online training with certificates of completion 2. Health Records Checklist 3. TB Skin Test Record (Must be completed within the last 12 months) 4. MMR Vaccine Record 5. Varicella Titer Record
RETURNING VANDERBILT/100 OAKS SHADOWS: 1. Completed top portion of the Proof of Immunization Checklist (Names/SSN/School) 2. Any updated immunizations (check TB shot record; must be updated after one year) 3. Expired ID badge
RETURNING BAPTIST/ST THOMAS SHADOWS: No paperwork is needed.
Why is shadowing important? A message from the Health Professions Advisory Office:
By participating in shadowing, the pre-medical students learn both about the medical profession and about themselves. They learn about their tolerance for stress, their ability to communicate and empathize with people from different backgrounds and cultures, their problem-solving skills, and their willingness to put others’ needs before their own. They also come to better understand the nature of medical practice and the daily demands placed upon physicians and their family members. After learning these important lessions, they can decide whether medicine is an appropriate career choice for them. Premedical students should know how these experiences are assessed by medical school admission committees. At least three criteria are used: length of time invested, depth of the experience, and lessons learned. Short-term experiences such as day-long blood drives or one-time-only shadowing experiences are less enlightening than semester or year-long commitments. Passive activities such as observation are less intrusive than those requiring active participation. Most important, admission committees want to know what students derived from these experiences.