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, global organization. We are a federally recognized 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.ew
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 post-shadowing assessment.
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 through our website under the "Shadowing Tab". You can view the Zoom link in the speaker's course up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled meeting time. Please join 5-10 minutes before the session begins to secure your spot.
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 virtual shadowing.
How can students determine if medical schools and other health profession schools 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 are working to have a list of schools who verify they will acknowledge virtual shadowing hours in the near future.
Our program is student-based and student-led! You can submit an application through our website if you are interested in joining our team. We currently have about 35 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 building a verified service transcript to demonstrate your character strengths and show your impact
We encourage you to track your hours using the VolunteerCrowd app. The app allows you to find volunteer hours and create a service portfolio for colleges and employers to envision your future sucess.
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, Department Heads, 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.