FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes! You can add Pre-Health Shadowing as "Virtual Shadowing" in healthcare experiences. Since this is a new program, we are hoping that it will gain popularity and become more well known thus gaining recognition by schools and admissions teams.
Pre-Health Shadowing is a student-led, student-based organization. We recently filed for 501(c)(3) non-profit status.
Yes! Pre-Health Shadowing is committed to make accessible, flexible opportunities for students nationally. If you cannot make a scheduled session, you can view the archived video after the scheduled end time and still take the quiz.
Certificates will be received upon achieving a passing score (70% or higher) on the quiz following the session. If you passed with 70% or better, you should not retake the test to get a better score. If you've passed the assessment and haven't yet received your certificate, go back to the speaker's main page and press "Finish Course" to unlock the certificate. You can view all of your certificates and your session statuses by visiting the Profiles page.
Please visit our website. Log into your account by using the same email address you previously used when taking the assessment. Please locate the “profile” button on the top right corner and click on it. Once you are redirected to the profile page, click on the “Certificates” button and all of your certificates should appear there.
We are a California based organization thus the times are in Pacific Time.
Yes! Pre-Health Shadowing is 100% free for anyone who is interested. Our student-led program is working to promote diversity in the health field and to fight inequities in health education.
Register for a shadowing session via the events tab. You can view the zoom link in the speaker's course. Please join 5-10 minutes before the scheduled time.
You can join a zoom session by registering for the health professional in their profile on our website. You can also watch past videos by going to "View All Shadowing Sessions". Begin by clicking "Take this course" to the right of the speaker's photo in their course profile page. At the end of the shadowing session, you can take the quiz. If you pass with a 70% or higher, you are eligible for a certificate. Ensure you have clicked "Finish course" after you pass your assessment. If you skip this step you will not receive your certificate. Your certificate is downloadable immediately and can also be found in your profile under the "Certificates" tab.
Please wait for a few hours or until the next day to take your quiz again. If you are unable to pass on your second attempt, please contact [email protected] This is ONLY for those who have had technical difficulties during their first quiz attempt.
Please visit our website, and hover over the “Shadowing Opportunities” and scroll down to “View All Shadowing Sessions.” Here, you will see all of the professionals we have shadowed. You may watch the recording by taking the course and following it by taking the quiz to earn hours for shadowing.
We currently do not have a master list of professional schools who verified they will accept virtual shadowing hours. At this moment, we recommend you reach out to the potential schools you are considering applying to in the future. We hope to have a list of schools who verify they will acknowledge virtual shadowing hours in the near future.
Our program is student-based, student-led! You can submit an application through our website if you are interested in joining our team. We currently have about 25 student-team members from various parts of the United States and even the world.
A Pre-Health Shadowing Student-Volunteer can do many things within the program. Some of the current projects of our volunteers include student outreach, professional nominations, creating marketing content, finding free resources for students, grant searching and writing, donor nominations, fundraising, and sponsorship searching. Volunteers are able to submit project proposals as well if they are interested in working on a new idea.
We recommend downloading each certificate into a folder on your device and maintaining a document or spreadsheet to keep track of your hours.
All PHS members will log their hours in the same manner regardless of membership. Please use the following pathway: Go to prehealthshadowing.com > hover over “Contact” > use the dropdown menu to hover over “Volunteer Quick Links” > Then you will have another menu where you will click on “Log-in Hours for Volunteers” Once you find this, please fill out all the necessary boxes and information as needed. If you have any questions once filling out your hours, please contact one of our team members. Please be advised: our current website does not track your hours in a personal log for you. We encourage you to track your hours using a spreadsheet or document which you can refer to for future reference.
Simple answer: NO! ー Pre-Health Shadowing’s goal is to remain cost-free for all members to provide an accessible and flexible opportunity for professional development for students looking to pursue the healthcare field.
Great question! ー A volunteer has more flexibility in terms of their commitments with Pre-Health Shadowing tasks. You are able to set up your own schedule and contribute as your schedule allows. A team member works directly with the board and Chiefs of Pre-Health Shadowing in meeting strict deadlines for weekly tasks and program projects.
Again, the simple answer is: NO! ー In order to remain accessible and provide flexible opportunities for students, we do not have a set minimum requirement for students to provide to Pre-Health Shadowing. We have asynchronous volunteering opportunities open to all volunteers based on their schedules. *Please note: specific hands-on projects may require a time commitment and are clearly indicated by task.
You will have the amazing opportunity to work with like-minded students who hold interests in pursuing a career as a health professional.
YES! ー We welcome all individuals of any field who would like to contribute to the growth and development of our program. You do not need to be a pre-health student to apply to be a part of our team!
Once you have completed the application to become a general volunteer, you will receive an email with the link for training and the password to access the content. In order to pass the training you may only miss one question during the assessment, however you get a total of three opportunities to pass.