Ask people you know if they know of a doctor who they can introduce you to - Ask fellow students, your doctor or doctor of a family member, current and former teachers, coaches, community members, and family friends.
If you are working or volunteering in the medical field ask for opportunities to shadow.
Recommended pathways to gain clinical experience:
Medical schools want students to have an understanding of the healthcare system and gain clinical experiences. However, these experiences do not need to be hands on, direct patient care.
Physician Assistant schools require a certain number of hands on direct patient care hours. It can range from 500-4000 hours. If you have questions about how many hours are required and what constitutes a direct care experience, you should contact the schools you are interested in applying to.
Examples of Clinical Experience:
For Pre-Dental Students:
For Pre-Veterinary Students:
Try and gain multiple experiences. If you have worked with dogs and cats, volunteer or work for for an organization focusing on horses or at an aquarium.
For Pre-Optometry Students: