Medi-Gators program provides students with shadowing opportunities for health careers

A group of students in business attire pose for a photo at a banquet.


For UF biochemistry undergraduate student Nicole Hernandez, the opportunity to virtually shadow health care professionals solidified her decision to stay on the pre-med track.

“It has been very eye-opening to see how the teams all work together and how you have to develop a certain level of communication skills to be successful,” she said.

Hernandez, a May 2024 UF graduate who plans to apply to medical school following a gap year, served on the events committee and as student ambassador for Medi-Gators, a shadowing program that aims to provide mentorship to its members. While navigating the career options available in health care can be challenging, the program offers exposure and experiences that shed light on some of these paths.


Katelyn Crici May 1, 2024