Shadowing experience in Canada

I’ve been a listener to your podcast for a while now, and just joined the forum. As a Canadian I find it hard to relate to most of the premeds here because they’re all about shadowing MD/DO’s to get clinical experience. However, due to Canada’s patient privacy/protection laws, it’s nearly impossible to get the same type of experience. The most we can do is volunteer, but that usually involves holding doors, coat checks, or directing patients to places and that sorta thing. I want to apply to Canadian and American MD schools, but I feel like I won’t be competitive with US applicants because I lack the same shadowing experience. I’m open to hearing ideas. Thanks for hearing me out!

Hi! Dr. Gray covered this on the podcast in Session #122!