Shadowing program

Students shadowing faculty member

The VCU Department of Orthodontics offers a new and exciting shadowing program for college students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of Dentistry and Orthodontics. The program includes a visit to the department and observation of classes, seminars and clinical activities.

Effective May 10, 2016, the shadowing program is no longer being offered to high school students who have not already submitted an application and have been approved for the program.

Requests for our shadowing program are accepted between Jan. 1 and June 1 of each year for visits scheduled between March 1 and Aug. 31.  A short application needs to be emailed directly to Dr. Bhavna Shroff at The application should include:

  1. A letter of intent with the reasons for your request
  2. A CV or Resume
  3. The name of your school or college
  4. Proof of liability insurance if you are not a VCU Student
  5. The dates you wish to visit

We look forward to your visits and please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Bhavna Shroff or Ms. Darlene Johnson if you have any further questions.