Virtual Shadowing for Premed and Medical Students

Best Virtual Shadowing For Active Learning

We alternate between virtual shadowing sessions customized for premed students, providing an introduction to medical cases, and sessions designed specifically for medical students, facilitating exploration across a broad spectrum of medical specialties.

Virtual Shadowing

Experienced Team

Our team of doctors and medical students have had a wide experience with a variety of patient encounters and are eager to share their knowledge with you.

Active Learning

Throughout each virtual shadowing session, you will actively participate by answering and asking questions about the week’s proposed case. Like an in-person shadowing experience, we strive to stimulate students intellectually and ultimately reaffirm their interest in medicine.

Valuable Extracurricular

There is not any particular virtual shadowing opportunity that can guarantee their sessions qualify as “shadowing hours” on your medical school or resdiency application. However, our sessions will certainly count as an extracurricular activity, not to mention a valuable experience for you to reflect on in your medical school application or ERAS.

How does Virtual Shadowing work?

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Sign Up for Virtual Shadowing:

Enter your email address to join our mailing list. After joining the list, you will be sent all of the info you’ll need to get started. There is no cost for this virtual shadowing for premed and medical student opportunity. 

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Virtual Shadowing Sessions

What does each session contain?

Case Studies

Each session will contain one doctor or medical student who will present a case. Each case presentation will include: 

  1. Case Details 
  2. Differential Diagnosis 
  3. Physical Exam
  4. Assessment/Plan 
  5. Pathology 
  6. Sources

Throughout the case you will practice writing a SOAP note which will give you the opportunity to learn and enhance your medical documentation skills prior to beginning your medical education. 

Hot Topics

Sessions about topics that are relevant to medicine today. Providing both sides of the argument. 

Specialty Spotlights

Sessions highlighting a medical specialty, pros and cons, typical day, clinic vs hospital, etc.

Virtual Shadowing Sessions


Along with each session, there will be a Google Form that you fill out. The form includes: a SOAP note (for case studies only), a 10 question quiz, and a feedback section.

Each case presentation will last approximately one hour as well as will be recorded and later posted to our YouTube channel for viewing after the live session.

Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion

You must earn an 80% or higher on the quiz in order to receive a Certificate of Completion. The certificate will be automatically emailed to you after you submit the quiz. 

Certificate of Completion

What makes us different from other virtual shadowing options?

We are a smaller team which means your voice will be heard as well as attendance noticed and appreciated during our sessions. This will allow you to actively participate with our presenters during every session. Why is this important? Our goal is to have our sessions will leave a lasting impression on you in order to potentially give you something significant to reflect on within your medical school or residency application.

Can I put these hours on my medical school or residency application?

These session hours can 100% be put under your “Activities Section” of your application and labeled as “Virtual Shadowing Experience”. The important part about these sessions is to make sure you actively participate and synthesize as much information as possible during the session so you have something to write about within your activities section. For the contact info please list the following info: 

  • Person to contact: Drew Porter, M.D. 
  • Email: admin@motivatemd.com 
  • Location: Memphis, TN

Please note at this time, there is no guaranteed “Virtual Shadowing” or “eShadowing” experience that will count as actual shadowing hours on your application. 

The Schedule

Every Tuesday at 730 pm CST on Zoom.

Upcoming Virtual Shadowing Sessions

Session Type Topic Presenter Session Date Session Time (CST) Zoom Link
Case Study DVT Kate, M1 at NYU May 14th 07:30 PM
Case Study STIs Kira, M3 at NYU May 21st 07:30 PM
Hot Topic Prewriting Secondaries Emma F., DO May 28th 07:30 PM
Case Study Concussion Kate, M1 at NYU June 4th 07:30 PM
Case Study STEMIs Paige J., DO June 11th 07:30 PM
Case Study OBGYN: Preeclampsia Kate, M1 at NYU June 18th 07:30 PM

Past Sessions

All sessions are recorded and put on our YouTube channel. Check it out here

Join 10,000+ premed and medical students across the country who are taking advantage of this virtual shadowing experience!

Do you have any questions?

Michaela Banks

Michaela B., M.D./MBA

Emergency Medicine Physician 

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine 


MS4 at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine


MS3 at the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine


MS3 at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Disclaimer: All information within our Virtual Shadowing Sessions are for educational purposes only.