Shadow An Osteopathic Physician

What better way to learn about what it takes to be a DO than shadow one? COMSA also understands that some medical schools require applicants to have shadowed an osteopathic physician - which is why we are here to help. It is important to understand the philosophy of osteopathic medicine prior to applying, and some medical schools even require a letter of recommendation from a DO physician.

If you are interested in shadowing a DO in Canada, please contact You must attach your CV and provide an explanation of why you want to pursue a DO degree. Please note that due to the overwhelming amount of requests, we may not be able to accompany you immediately. 

Students who live near the US may also want to look into traveling across the border to shadow a DO for 1-2 days. The best way to find a physician willing to do this is by searching for DOs in that area and calling their office for information.