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Primary Care Physician Shadowing Program Overview
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 five areas of 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 pertaining to applying to the program and a current timeline.

For further information contact:Gail Wallace,
Pre-Professional Advising Center
2500 Old Cafeteria Complex

Brody Medical Sciences, 2N-45
600 Moye Blvd.
Greenville, NC 27834
252-744-2291 ph
252-744-1856 fax

For Further information contact:
Dawn Robinson Little