Primary Care Physician Shadowing Program
The Primary Care Physician Shadowing Program (PCSP) is sponsored by the
Brody School of Medicine, the Student Volunteer Program, East Carolina
Scholars Program and the Academic Enrichment Center. The PCSP exposes
students to primary care medicine by pairing them with primary care
physicians during a five-week period.
Many of today’s physicians have stated that primary care
experiences early in their premedical education affected their decisions to pursue
careers in primary care. Our shadowing program supports the mission of the Brody School
of Medicine by fostering interest in primary care medical careers. The experiences
of students participating in the program may help them clarify career paths.
Additionally, medical schools are also increasingly looking for evidence that
applicants have a realistic understanding of the various roles of physicians
through shadowing and volunteer experiences in a clinical or hospital setting.
Clinical exposure opportunities can be difficult to find and intimidating for
students. The PCSP will provide clinical exposure opportunities for students. By
participating in the PCSP, students will experience a work environment where
professionalism, customer-service, and timeliness are important.
Please visit the Primary Care Physician Shadowing Program website for up-to-date information regarding application to the program and a current timeline. http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/aec
further information please contact:
ECU Pre-Professional Advising Center
2500 Old Cafeteria Complex 252-328-6001.