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Clinical Apprenticeships: Your Pathway to a Stellar Medical School Portfolio

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December 23, 2023

In today's competitive landscape, building a standout medical portfolio is essential for aspiring healthcare professionals. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is through medical shadowing, which provides first hand exposure to the medical field and helps students understand the intricacies of patient care and medical practice. The Clinical Apprenticeship Program, in collaboration with Meds Pharmacy & Medical Practice, offers a unique opportunity for high school students in grades 9 to 12 to gain invaluable clinical experience. 

All About Medical Shadowing

For those aiming to enter the healthcare profession, medical shadowing is a crucial stepping stone. It offers students an insider's perspective on the medical field, helping them understand the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges that healthcare professionals face. 

Why Should You Do Medical Shadowing

Medical shadowing isn't just about gaining experience—it's also about building a compelling story for university applications. Admissions committees want to see a genuine interest and commitment to the medical field. Shadowing demonstrates that you've taken proactive steps to immerse yourself in the profession, understanding its demands and confirming your passion. It shows universities that you’ve made an informed decision about your career path and are prepared for the journey ahead.

What’s in It for Personal Branding? 

By participating in programs like the Clinical Apprenticeship Program, students can gain hands-on experience that sets them apart from other applicants. This experience not only builds practical skills but also provides a deeper appreciation of patient care, medical ethics, and the various disciplines within medicine. Students who participate in shadowing and clinical apprenticeships can craft a well-rounded portfolio showcasing their dedication and expertise. From detailed reports based on clinical observations to recommendation letters from mentors in the field, these experiences add weight to their applications and demonstrate a level of professionalism that universities value.

EduALL’s Clinical Apprenticeship Program

The Clinical Apprenticeship Program, designed for students in grades 9 to 12, is a unique initiative that bridges the gap between classroom learning and real-world medical practice. In collaboration with Meds Pharmacy & Medical Practice, the program aims to provide aspiring healthcare professionals with firsthand clinical experience that is often hard to find at this stage of education. 


  • Shadowing Medical Professionals: This exposure provides an in-depth look into patient interactions, diagnostic procedures, and the challenges of managing patient care, allowing students to see firsthand what it takes to be successful in healthcare.

  • Hands-On Administrative Experience: Students engage in hands-on activities such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, and assisting with office management, learning the importance of efficient administration in healthcare delivery.

  • Rotations Across Medical Divisions: Participants rotate through different medical divisions, gaining insights into various specialties, including pharmacy, general practice, and minor surgery. 

  • Patient Communication Training: The program includes training on how to interact with patients compassionately and professionally, teaching students how to explain complex medical information in an understandable way and helping them develop empathy and understanding.

  • Exclusive Sharing Sessions with Medical Experts: Students have the chance to attend exclusive sharing sessions with medical experts, where they can ask questions and learn from seasoned professionals about their careers, challenges, and advice for aspiring healthcare workers. 

Program Details

The Clinical Apprenticeship Program is a carefully curated experience that offers students a comprehensive view of the medical field. Here are the key details:

  • Duration and Schedule: The program runs from 7th to 16th July 2024, from 9 AM to 6 PM each day. 

  • Location: The program takes place at Meds Pharmacy & Medical Practice.

  • Eligibility and Application Process: Designed for students in grades 9 to 12, the program has limited spots to ensure personalized attention. Applicants must go through an interview process before acceptance to gauge their interest and suitability.

This immersive program is designed to provide aspiring medical professionals with a solid foundation, offering a blend of practical experience and professional mentorship that will enhance their academic portfolios and prepare them for future careers in healthcare.

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