How many hours of volunteering do you need for med school?

What’s the Average Volunteer Hours for Applicants? Most medical schools will want you to cite a minimum of 36 to 40 hours of volunteer work within your community. However, you don’t want to be at the bare minimum when you’re applying for medical school.

At what age can you shadow a doctor?

If it’s a major medical center you’ll likely have to fill out forms and jump through hoops unless you’re part of some formal program. But it can be done. Any physician or hospital allowing anyone under the age of 18 anywhere near a patient better have damn good insurance.

Can a 14 year old shadow a doctor?

A private practice doctor can let you shadow at whatever age you would like, provided he gets his patient’s permission.

How do you shadow a professional?

Reach out to those individuals first and ask about job shadowing opportunities. If you don’t know anyone at the company, don’t be afraid to call or email someone in the Human Resources department. Finally, if you can’t reach someone in HR, contact someone directly in the department with which you’re interested.