Shadowing Programme

On this page you can find information about the shadowing programme and feedback from previous years.

The Management in Medicine Shadowing Programme provides medical students, doctors in training, postgraduate students and others with an interest in healthcare management, with an opportunity to shadow a senior manager in healthcare, or social services for approximately two half-days. The purpose of the shadowing is to give those working or interested in healthcare an insight into the activities of managers, how they go about those activities, and the issues on which they work.

Shadowing Programme 2023-24

The launch event for the Shadowing Programme 2023-24 was held on Monday 6 November 2023. Dr Nicholas Hicks, Chair of the Management in Medicine Steering Committee, and Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College, explained what is expected of successful applicants. Download the launch presentation (PDF)

After the event, potential shadows will be sent a list of all the participating managers and their job title. Potential shadows will then be invited to apply, stating their preferences for the shadowing placement based on the information provided. They will have to provide a short bio for the participating manager and give a firm commitment to complete the programme and to provide a report on completion.

Applicants are eligible to take part in the Shadowing Programme whether or not they were following the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) accredited Management in Medicine pathway. More information on the accreditation of the Management in Medicine programme by FMLM.

Feedback from previous years

  • ‘It has been incredibly rewarding and you have done an excellent job putting together the shadowing programme, and the whole MiM course together’.
  • ‘The meetings I attended and discussions I had as part of my shadowing experience added significantly to my understanding of what being an effective leader and manager in the NHS entails. I cannot recommend enough’.
  • ‘I thoroughly enjoyed my MiM shadowing and found it a very worthwhile experience’.
  • ‘I was lucky to have been matched with a very inspirational manager whose role was very closely aligned with my interests. Thank you very much for providing me with this opportunity’.
  • ‘The shadowing placement was a fantastic learning opportunity’.
  • ‘It was a very valuable experience and I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to take part in the programme.


All queries about the Shadowing Programme should be directed to:

Ana Maria Ortiz 
Academic Projects Administrator
Green Templeton College
43 Woodstock Road