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The Medical Explorations Program

Program Information

Shadowing (4 Weeks)

Students will spend four weeks during the month of June shadowing in an observation-only environment. Each week is spent with a different physician or medical department and lasts from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.* A list of participating specialties can be found below.

Student Lectures (Twice per week)

The first lecture includes guests speakers from the OR staff to discuss policies and procedures, librarians to assist with research, administrators to introduce HIPAA, representatives from medical initiatives in the Knoxville area, and physicians from various departments. Students will also be debriefed on their previous rotation experiences and have the opportunity to meet with their peers to discuss the research project.

The second lecture is strictly related to medical ethics. It is hosted by Dr. Annette Mendola, Assistant Professor and Chief, Division of Clinical Ethics.

Trauma Rotations

There are additional shadowing opportunities for students who wish to experience life in the ER. During the four weeks of the Summer Lecture Series, students are allowed to shadow trauma doctors and residents on overnight rotations, including weekends.

If you would like to apply for the Medical Explorations Program, please visit our application page.

Participating Physicians

Below is a list of departments that have participated in Medical Explorations in the past. Physician participation is dependent on the schedule of the physician and the department.

Anesthesiology
Cardiology
Cardiothoracic
Dentistry
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Gastroenterology
Hematology/Oncology
Infectious Disease
Internal Medicine
Neonatology
Nephrology
Neurosurgery
Nursing
Nutrition
OB/GYN
Ophthalmology
Oral Surgery
Orthopedics
Palliative Care
Pathology
Pharmacy
Pulmonary Diseases
Physical Therapy
Radiology
Radiation Oncology
Surgery, General
Surgery, Oncology
Surgery, Pediatric
Surgery, Trauma
Surgery, Vascular
Surgical Rehabilitation
Urology
Wound Care

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