Shadowing in the UW Department of Surgery can be a very valuable experience. The Department of Surgery has different requirements for undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students, and all who are looking for the opportunity to shadow our surgeons.
Due to limited capacity, the Shadowing program can only offer 30 observer slots during the three yearly shadowing timeframes. If you apply after this quota is reached, you are encouraged to apply for another session timeframe or look for shadowing opportunities in other departments.
Review this webpage for critical information on Department of Surgery Shadowing. Note: this program does NOT set up shadowing for other departments at UW Health beyond the Department of Surgery.
Application Dates and Deadlines for OR or Clinic Shadowing
Applies to: Undergraduate students and graduate students. Does not apply to UWSMPH medical students.
Fall Semester Application Due Date: July 1
Spring Semester Application Due Date: December 1
Summer Semester Application Due Date: April 1