Shadow Doctors in India
Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, South India.
Jubilee Memorial Hospital, Palayam, Trivandrum, is the only Christian Health Care Service provider in the capital city of Kerala, with a mission of “Promotion of Life Though Health Care with Love”.
At present it is a 250-bedded multi-specialty hospital giving affordable quality health care for all kinds of people from in and out of Trivandrum district “A friendly, homely and affordable hospital” is what our patients and relatives say about Jubilee Memorial Hospital.
The management of this hospital is trying to make Jubilee memorial a place of healing and comfort of Jesus. Life is the most precious gift and expression of God\’s love and Jubilee Memorial Hospital is committed to foster and promote it.
About the services-We have some outstanding departments with well qualified service minded senior consultants nearly 50 of them. We have some excellent departments like General surgery, Plastic Surgery, Orthopedics, Neuro surgery, Urological surgery, General Medicine, Cardiology, Dermatology, Pediatrics, Obs& Gyne and not the least ENT surgery. The OT is well equipped and has the latest equipments. A good Anesthetic department is a plus point.
Shadowing in Jubilee Hospital
In ENT Department I am getting several aspiring youngsters who want to take up Medicine as a career for shadowing mainly from Europe and America. I help them as much as I can with my limited time.
Shadowing is an important part of learning what being a doctor is like .It is also a factor that medical schools consider at when making decisions about who to admit â€“ does the candidate have any understanding or clinical exposure before joining the medical schools.
By shadowing a doctor one will gain valuable experience just by observing the clinics and operations.
Most of the time, the candidate only observe what the physician does. After all, that is what shadowing is. Some physicians may involve you to some degree, may let you look in ears, for example, or be part of what they do in some fashion. If so, great, but don\’t expect too much. I give a chance to take a patient history, teach basic examination techniques, but NOT allow treating the patient for obvious reasons.
Get a recommendation Letter
At the conclusion of your experience; make sure you ask the physician or surgeon for a letter of recommendation in support of your application to medical school. Please remember, shadowing is not an official requirement for admission, but it gives you an edge.