See below for a list of some of the many virtual experiences available during the pandemic! Whether you are looking to participate in community service, prepare for interviews, or gain shadowing experience, there are options available for you to fulfill those experiences! Please keep in mind that each applicant's experiences look different and that there is no right answer for how to fulfill these--we are simply providing you with a list of options to explore.
"This course is a series of 5 videos in which you can watch over the shoulder of one of our physicians, nurse practitioners, or PAs as they go bedside in the ED to assess and diagnose a simulated patient. The video is followed-up by a series of questions posed to the student and then a summary by the physician. A short quiz on the topic addressed finalizes each class. The first of the “e-shadowing” sessions is up and ready for your learning. The virtual shadowing videos are free and if so desired, after successfully completing all five modules with a 100% score, students can apply for a Certificate of Completion from the University of Colorado School of Medicine for a $50 fee (covering our costs of producing the videos).”
Virtual medical scribes remotely access the electronic health record and watch/listen to patient encounters through an audio/video device. This can be done in real time or after the physician sees the patient. There are technology and regulatory challenges when providing scribing remotely and these companies specialize in providing scribe services virtually.