Shadowing Program

The Undergraduate Neuroscience Shadowing Program is dedicated to providing BU undergraduates with the chance to explore careers in neurology and neurosurgery. The organization seeks to match students with medical professionals for one-time shadowing opportunities at local hospitals. Currently, we work with Boston Medical Center, where students follow neurologists on clinical duties. Psychiatry and research shadowing will be available in the future.

Shadowing opportunities are open to students in any major and are given on a first come, first serve basis. Students on the mailing list will receive an email when there are available shadowing opportunities and are asked to fill out a pre-shadowing document. After filling out the document, students will be allowed to sign up for a specific date on an online sign-up in the order their document was received. Once assigned a slot, students are asked to attend one of our weekly meetings (Mondays at 6:30 P.M. in 2 Cummington St. Room 109) at least a week before your shadowing date to discuss the details of the shadowing opportunity.

UG Neuro Shadowing is student run as part of the Mind and Brain Society; students are involved in every step of the process to set up shadowing opportunities and to connect students with doctors.  If you are interested in or have any questions about shadowing or getting involved with the shadowing program email

Program Directors

Courtney Bayruns
Elizabeth Tingley