Due to National PPE shortages, all clinic and OR shadowing is suspended until further notice.
Please check back here for updates.
What this means:
- All current shadowing appointments are suspended until further notice.
- We will not be accepting shadowing requests until the suspension is over *with the exception of Summer OR Shadowing requests which will be considered in May if the suspension is lifted.
Shadowing in the UW Department of Surgery can be a very valuable experience. The Department of Surgery has different requirements for undergraduate students, medical students, and external visitors who are looking for the opportunity to shadow our surgeons.
The department currently offers two tracks of shadowing, these are clinic and OR and requirements for eligibility are outlined below:
Operating Room Shadowing Eligibility
To be eligible to shadow faculty surgeons in the OR, an interested student must be an upperclassman undergraduate student and an active member of one of the approved organizations on campus or a UWSMPH Medical Student. Special considerations may be made for students that are doing research within the Department of Surgery. Please follow the link below for additional information on eligibility for OR shadowing.
Interested OR Observers:
Clinic Shadowing Eligibility
To be eligible to shadow faculty surgeons in clinic, an interested student must be 18 years of age or have some affiliation with the University of Wisconsin or a UW faculty surgeon.
Interested Clinic Observers:
Questions about shadowing can be directed to the Surgery Education Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.