College students get to shadow physicians for experience

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Some local students are being given an opportunity to tag along with a doctor for Saint Francis's physician mentoring program.

The program is in its fourth year and is aimed at students in the valley who excel academically and have an interest in becoming a physician.

Selected students observe and shadow the day-to-day activities of physicians associated with the hospital. They are assigned a physician mentor who oversees the experience and acts as a facilitator.

Future Physician Program participant Dolan Mitchell told News Leader 9, "I really get the opportunity to not only to see what the doctor does while they are treating a patient, but also how they greet the patient, how they treat the patient, and post-op care and what all it takes for the physician on an everyday basis."

Students also have the opportunity to ask questions during the process.

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