Undergraduate student looking to go to medical school? CMED is for you.
Today's medical school admission committees want to see applicants with clinical experience. But, in the face of changing healthcare systems, these opportunities can very hard to come by. We know from experience.
CMED was established to change that. By connecting Clemson University students with AnMed healthcare providers, we hope to create meaningful clinical shadowing experiences for undergraduates and education opportunities for clinicians. These experiences will help inform students’ career choices and goals by increasing awareness of the medical field, while improving the caliber of students who represent Clemson University in the medical field.
CMED (BCHM 4900) was founded as a Creative Inquiry in 2014 by Clemson students Matthew Bickford and Elliott Mappus, both of whom are medical students today. Currently only in it's second year, CMED has cleared over 100 students and logged over 2,000 shadowing hours. The program accepts 20 students each semester, providing them access to our network of physicians. Students are then able to view the available physicians and sign up to shadow them at their office.
Students are able to take the course for up to two semesters, providing plenty of opportunities to gain clinical experience. Grades are provided based on the number of hours shadowed, journals from shadowing experiences, and an end of the year presentation.
CMED is currently directed by Jordan Byrne, Logan Fitzpatrick, and Carson Brewer.