Observership/Shadowing Program

***Our Clinical Shadowing/Observership Program has reopened.***

The Clinical Shadowing/Observership Program is an opportunity for individuals interested in medicine to observe physicians from different specialties. Learn what a typical day looks for a physician: What do they do or see all day long? What is the pace of work? This also serves as a chance for you to talk to physicians about how they selected a specialty, how they manage their life-work balance, and how their specialty choice aligns with their goals, values, lifestyle preferences, etc.


This non-credit-bearing program is open to individuals over the age of 18 who have completed all components of the shadowing/observership application packet.

International Observers 

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson does not allow international students or physicians to participate in the Shadowing/Observership Program unless invited by one of our faculty members.

To Receive More Information

To inquire about the program, complete the following form:

Shadow/Observation Inquiry

After submitting the form you will be contacted by the coordinator to discuss next steps.

Due to the high volume of requests we have recently received, please allow up to one month for your inquiry to be processed.