Alert your staff to the visit, be familiar with the general admissions guidelines, speak neutrally about each college of podiatric medicine and offer your specific experiences as narratives to what a new student might expect from becoming a DPM student. Request AACPM brochures as needed and be familiar with the information and materials available on www.aacpm.org and portal.aacpmas.org.
You may be asked to provide either a letter of recommendation or a letter of shadowing hours.
Please be aware of your facility’s HIPAA requirements for guests and students visiting your clinic. Also you may wish to advise your guests of any patient privacy rules by which your specific location abides.
Mentorship may be a few hours per month or several times per year; it’s a flexible schedule that you set that meets your needs.