Author Affiliation: Office of Admissions, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To the Editor: Dr Kitsis1 expressed distress concerning college students shadowing physicians. Shadowing is supported by the Association of American Medical Colleges.2 In contrast to the United Kingdom, where the government finances medical education, US medical students assume exorbitant debt for their medical education.3 No one would buy a Ferrari without test-driving it.
Teitz CC. Shadowing Physicians. JAMA. 2011;305(23):2414-2416. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.787