Pre-Med Shadowing Experience ( Real-time hands-on patient care )

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If medical school is in your future, you’ll need to shadow a doctor before you apply. Beyond the fact that shadowing is a required extracurricular activity for medical school, it also helps you be certain that you’re entering the profession with open eyes. You’ll see what the hours are really like and what day-to-day tasks the work entails, in addition to the various other challenges and benefits of being a doctor.

Shadowing will also give you experiences to discuss in your medical school personal statement, secondary essays, AMCAS Work and Activities sections and during interviews. You’ll also receive an opportunity to develop relationships with potential recommendation letter writers and doctors who may be advisors and mentors for years to come.

What is this Pre-Med Shadowing Experience?

Though shadowing a doctor is extremely common for medical school applicants, this one-our particularly Pre-Med Shadowing program is extremely unique since you are not as a silent passive observer, but as an active shadower, taking a part in our daily village clinic, handling 50-100 sick villagers daily, doing hands-on patient care and gaining real time experience.

Similar to an undergraduate internship, this one pre-med shadowing experience is an active program that provides you with the opportunity to see how classroom concepts translate to real-world settings with hands-on patient care, puts you one step ahead of your peers, and enhances your med school applications Secure your pre-med shadowing experience.

During this pre-med shadowing program, you enter the clinical setting and take a part while the doctor see a patient. You will be exposed to patient-physician interactions as they play out in real-time and take a part in the process of providing care.

What it is like:

These clinical experiences provide insight into what life is like as a physician, which is an invaluable opportunity to solidify your goal of attending medical school and becoming a physician. It is also a chance to explore a specialty, which can help you establish your field of study early in your education and save you time and resources down the line.

Benefits of Pre-Med Shadowing Experience:

Build a Stand-Out Application

Standing out on medical school applications takes more than strong grades competitive MCAT scores. A pre-med shadowing experience gives you shadowing hours and provides you with real-world experience for your CV.

Earn a Letter of recommendation

AMOpportunities helps you request a merit-based letter of evaluation from your precasting physician. Because the credentials of letter writers are as important as the content, and LoE from a practicing physician carries more weight than letters from course instructors.

Improve Your Med School Application

Participating in a pre-med shadowing program puts you one step ahead of your peers. It gives you real-world experience that you can talk about in your application and enhances your resume.

Gain Real-World Experience

Real-world medical settings give you the language and skills that better prepare you to discuss your interests and experience during medical school interviews.

Certificate Document

A document-certificate is issued upon completion of your hands-on patient care.


Duration: minimum one whole week participation

Minimum education: High School

Funding: funds for medical supplies is a must as we are giving free medical treatments to the less fortunate hill tribes in the villages. We normally spend 10-20 US$ on a patient and we see 50-100 patients a day. So minimum funding is 1,500 US$ per week.

You can either fundraise selling ice cream, collecting donations or apply grants in your school.

Place: hill tribe villages in Chiang Rai regions in Northern Thailand

Food and Lodging:

You will be staying with a village host family while you are doing this hands-on patient care program. The host will cook 3 meals a day and dishes are prepared and cooked in hill tribe village style. Fish, chicken, pork and vegetables are used for foods. Vegetarian food is served upon request.

All the sleeping beddings such as pillow, blanket, mattress, and mosquito net are provided by the host family.

Bottle drinking water is provided.

Expense for food and lodging:

It is 300 US$ per student per week

Flight detail:

Fly straight to us, Chiang Rai Mae Fah Luang International Airport with a couple hours transit at the Bangkok International Airport.

Contact details:

Dr David Mar Naw


Handphone number: 083 325 3301 ( in country )

: 6683 325 3301 ( Outside country )

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