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Hello! 

I recently applied to Texas PA schools in June but I am looking for more ways to gain more shadowing hours for the next application cycle in case I don't get in! How have y'all approached shadowing during COVID? I'm just not sure that PAs would let me shadow them because the COVID risks and social distancing and everything. What experiences have you all had? I am from Texas by the way! COVID precautions are getting pretty relaxed here.

I have an opportunity to shadow an orthopedic NP. Do you think that PA schools would see that as valuable? 

Good luck to everyone applying this cycle! 🙂 

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Offline shadowing is obviously not recommended right now, due to the ongoing pandemic but if you already have an option, even if it is to shadow an orthopedic NP it’s better to go with it, ‘cause searching for another option right now will be difficult. You might also wanna check if your school has any specific shadowing requirement - a particular field or hours? I opted for online shadowing, connected with a Physician online via healthcareshadowing, and completed it a couple of weeks ago since Physicians were reluctant to offer offline shadowing.

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