clinical experience

  1. O

    HELP!! Shadowing/clinical experience during covid?!

    Hi guys! I just finished my third year of undergrad (neuroscience BS), and I was planning on applying for the 2020-2021 cycle, but now that corona stuff happened I'm worried about how I'm going to get my shadowing/experience hours in... My stats: GPA: 3.8 OAT: AA 390, TS 400 I know the numbers...
  2. K

    No shadowing but lots of clinical?

    I applied last cycle to no avail which I kind of expected because I only had hospital volunteer experience and worked part time as a physical therapy aide. This past year I have been working as a medical assistant at a clinic with NPs and PAs and will have about 1500 hours by the time I apply...
  3. C

    Chem PhD nontraditional with limited clinical experience but otherwise good app - what do you think?

    Hey guys, I’m a non traditional MD applicant looking at applying this May 2020 and I need advice. I have a PhD in chemistry from a top 5 school, lots of research, > 10 publications, GPA 3.8, and have worked the last two years in biotech/pharma consulting. MCAT is in April but have been getting...
  4. J

    Clinical Experience vs Clinical Volunteering

    After reading a lot of threads here on SDN, I'm getting a little confused at what exactly is "clinical experience". Going with the whole "if you can smeel the patient, it's clinical experience" definition, I always thought volunteering at the hospital would be considered clinical experience...
  5. DoctoOcto

    Having to PAY to volunteer...?

    The COPE Health Scholars program has a "tuition" of $225 (which goes up to $500 if you want a 3-month program), plus a $20 application fee, AND you need to bring in your own CPR training certificate, which is like another 50-60 bucks. Is this normal?? Thought about just paying the money since...
  6. lodo.owl

    Continuing Clinical Experience, Suggestions?

    Happy New Year SDN! Have been scribing in an urban ED part-time for almost two years (approx. 1300 hours currently) but have definitely hit my ceiling/need to get paid more, so am leaving my site in the Spring to put forth more hours into my other job. Because of my other employment I'm not in...
  7. F

    Clinical experience questions

    Does volunteering in a senior day center at a hospital count as clinical volunteering? The members have cognitive impairments. I've been volunteering at two centres: one for moderate-severe members and the other for mild impairments. The problem is that they're not referred to as patients...
  8. F

    Does this count as clinical experience?

    Thanks!
  9. D

    Help with US clinical experience for an IMG

    Hey guys, hope everyone is well! I am an IMG who graduated from med school in 2017, and have been preparing for the USMLE because I am interested in practicing in the US. I am searching to gain clinical experience in America, to further raise my chances to get matched in to a residency program...
  10. 6

    UGH stumped between bench and clinical research

    I'm about to start my post bacc classes and my parents want me to get back into research. I already have a lot of basic science research hours (like 300+) since I've done a summer internship and a semester of research during college, so I would like to branch out and explore clinical research...
  11. J

    MD What are my chances? HELP

    Check out my CV and let me know what to improve on. What are my chances for allopatric med. school?
  12. D

    do I need more ECs - volunteering, clinical shadowing, and community services

    First of all, thanks all for takign the time to read my post and sharing your thoughts. already have ... - 150 hours of clinical volunteerting across multiple departments - ER, nuclear medicine, and cath lab - a decade old experience; 300 hours serving in-need children and orphans in a...
  13. J

    Johns Hopkins Hospital Emergency Department Volunteer Program

    Has anyone heard about the Hopkins Hospital ED Volunteer Program? It's not anywhere specific on the hospital's website, but I heard from a friend that it's like a legendary program that gives them a bunch of training and they do a lot of things with the doctors and nurses and even round on...
  14. dwarfplanet

    Clinical Experience - mostly paid work

    I work as an MRI technician assistant at hospitals and outpatient centers which involves working directly with inpatients and doctors. This will end up being ~2000 hours of paid clinical work. I also volunteer once a week at a children's hospital, but it's really just playing with the kids and...
  15. A

    Clinical vs research experience for PsyD programs

    Hello, I'm new to this forum, so I apologize if a similar question to this one has already been asked. I'm hoping to apply to PsyD programs, but I don't have enough clinical or research experience yet to be a competitive applicant. While I imagine most programs would like applicants to have at...
  16. slowthai

    Optometric Assistant vs Scribe

    I applied this cycle and I'm hoping to strengthen a weakness in my app; clinical experience. I've secured a job as a scribe, but I also have an interview for an optometric assistant position. Which one do you think is a better choice?
  17. E

    Does an EMT class actually count as "science GPA" for AACOMAS?

    Was just looking at the website for AACOMAS and I see that they count EMT as a "science class". Can anyone verify this and your opinions on taking the class not only to get paid clinical experience in the future but also as a science GPA booster?
  18. T-rexa

    Current LMT: good experience or get new training?

    First thread, so go easy on me :) I have been a licensed massage therapist for about a year now. I'm in the process of earning my pre-req's for med school at a 4 year university as a non-degree seeking student because I earned my BFA in Modern Dance about 7 years ago. I have called 4-5...
  19. L

    CV gaps. Do they affect my US residency application?

    I am an FMG. I graduated first week of July 2018. My internship doesn't start until December or maybe even February depending on the placement. That's how it is in my country. So now I'll have a good 5-7 months gap in my CV. Is this considered a gap for US residency program directors? Since I...
  20. D

    Trying to Find Work during my DIY Post Bacc

    I'm 24 and currently support myself financially working at an office job. I took a break from the medicine route after working as a scribe in the ED for a year and a half, but realized I should have never deviated off the path. I'm leaving my job next week so I can focus on taking my pre-reqs (2...
  21. sushi18

    Types of Clinical Experience: 10 Admissions Offices Weigh In

    Hi SDNers, I contacted 10 different MD admissions offices about preferences for types of clinical experience (paid/volunteer/shadowing), and found it really helpful. Since I’ve learned so much from reading these forums, I thought others might benefit from this information as well. If I get in...
  22. T

    Medical Assistant vs. Scribe vs. Autotransfusion Tech

    I know a lot of people looking to apply for medical school often work as medical assistants or scribes to gain "clinical" experience, but it seems to me that these things are becoming part of the pre-med checklist making the experience less unique compared to what it used to be. I recently...
  23. P

    Is one year of hospice enough?

    Ive been volunteering for hospice for about a total of 6 months and have had 4 patients in total. Thinking about stopping when I hit my one year limit due to me not being able to dedicate my time to it. Is it still good enough or thats not enough? Like would adcoms even care since its just one year?
  24. L

    Wondering if I am on the Right Track

    Hey guys, So I wanted to share my current status and my plans for the next few years for getting into medical school, to see if I'm on the right track, and very roughly how my chances would look if I were to apply at the age I'm considering. I'm currently about to be a senior in undergrad...
  25. CoomassieBlueberry

    Clinical Experience

    Hey! I'm new around here, but I've been reading posts and threads for a while. I have read the axiom, "if you can smell patients, it's clinical," but I recently realized that even then, there is a difference between shadowing and volunteering in a clinical setting; mainly, the former being...
  26. M

    Medical Scribe NYC

    I'm interested in scribing in a dermatology office or a private practice. The only scribing company I know of is Scribeamerica. If I were to apply to Scribamerica for example, could I be assigned to a dermatology office? Also for anyone who has worked here, what was your experience working for...
  27. P

    Should I put my 1 month of scribing on my app?

    Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to read this! I am planning on applying to medical school this cycle, and I was just wondering whether I should include my experience medical scribing as clinical experience on my app? Unfortunately, I was only a scribe for one month because the...
  28. silverqueen16

    Nontraditional student, needing advice re part-time work

    Hello, this is my first post so hopefully it's in the right place. I'm a bit of an older student (not ancient but at least 10 years older than my classmates) that went back to school this past spring. I've been a pastry chef since 2011, which has taken me all over the country. Now that I'm...
  29. C

    3.5 cGPA, 3.43 sGPA, 4k Hrs ClinEx, MCAT Planned

    Hello all, I am a 22 y/o Virginia resident and want to know my chances at medical school acceptances. I had a bit of bumpy start to my undergrad performance, but have a strong upward trend starting my junior year, receiving high GPAs. When I took up my hospital jobs, I worked full time, while...
  30. R

    Jobs for pre-meds dealing with new borns or labor and delivery in general?

    Hello Everyone, I'm an undergraduate student interested in medicine. Recently, I've been very interested in the field of OBGYN. I LOVE being around mothers and babies in a clinical setting - so I was trying to find a job in a NICU or related area, but haven't had too much luck as they all seem...
  31. M

    Overwhelmed by shadowing

    So today I had the opportunity to shadow a pediatric ortho surgeon and it was really awesome going into the OR but I have been really overwhelmed by the experience. There was a scheduling issue so the surgeon did not know I would be there so I had no introduction to what would be happening...
  32. C

    Anyone worked as a scribe?

    Pre-med student looking into becoming a medical scribe to gain clinical exposure. If anyone has worked as a scribe, I would be grateful if you could help guide my decision by answering a few questions... 1. What made you want to become a medical scribe? 2. How did you receive training for the...
  33. M

    In which department can I get the most clinical exposure as a hospital volunteer?

    I met with a volunteer coordinator about two weeks ago, she automatically took liking to me. We had a good conversation about a little bit of everything, it didn't even feel like an interview. Basically she was telling me that in certain departments I'll be able to do a little more on the...
  34. C

    Paid Clinical Position for Medical School Graduates

    CityMD is a rapidly growing urgent care network in New York, New Jersey and Washington state. With over 70 sites and growing, CityMD has a large presence in the healthcare community, offering a wide range of high quality services for over 1 million patients a year. Physicians can provide...
  35. B

    Patient contact

    I am in my first clinical year as a medical student. It is really the first time we have been 'let loose' on the wards. I have enjoyed learning about physiology, pathology, investigations and treatment as I really like the puzzle solving side of medicine. However I have been struggling with the...
  36. P

    MSW at UMD

    Hello guys, I have recently been considering MSW at the University of Maryland because I want to take the LCSW route to directly start doing psychotherapy. Now the problem is that I don’t have much work experience..I have only volunteered at Johns Hopkins Hospital twice and shadowed a doctor. I...
  37. A

    Is Being a Blood Center Volunteer Clinical?

    Does volunteering at a Blood Center count as medical/clinical experience? I was in constant interaction with the people who donated blood, taking care of them after their donations. Also performed administrative work. Thanks!!
  38. F

    Clinical Volunteering in Philadelphia

    Anyone know of good opportunities to get experience in Philadelphia? Will be here for the summer!
  39. F

    Medical Volunteering Here or Abroad

    Hello guys, This summer I plan on getting my clinical volunteering numbers up while beginning to study for the MCAT and doing research. I have a couple options and was curious what you guys think: 1) do research, study, and work in a hospital as a volunteer all in the same summer 2) go...