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  1. E

    Is scribing and caregiving (“non-medical”) a decent combination for clinical experience?

    I’ve read comments where adcoms say they’re looking for patient interaction and an informed decision (to apply to medical school) from applicants. The thing is, I’m not sure either job fulfills the requirements for patient care. I work with elderly clients at their private homes through a...
  2. H

    Am I Doing Enough? Freshman Premed.

    I am hoping for some reinforcement or guidance confirming that I am doing enough to make progress towards applying to medical school. I am a freshman at my undergrad. institution. I plan to graduate with my Bachelors of Business Administration while fulfilling my premed coursework. Here is my...
  3. foultarnished97

    Is this a good plan to gain clinical experience as a reapplicant?

    I applied this cycle to about 26 MD and 5 DO schools and have not received any IIs. In December I started working as a scribe at an orthopedics clinic. I’ll be able to get about 480 hrs through this by the time I reapply. I also worked as a patient transporter from September to December 2021 but...
  4. L

    Seeking advice for extracurriculars

    I am currently a sophomore at UMass Amherst, majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. I am also in the honors college, so that means I will have to write a thesis in my senior year. I currently have a 4.0 GPA after this last semester and have been on the deans list every semester so far...
  5. M

    520+ MCAT, 4.0 GPA, Telehealth as clinical experience?

    Hi everyone! I'm currently a senior in college, planning on taking 1 gap year before medical school. I feel confident about my stats (520+ MCAT, 4.0 GPA) and have been volunteering consistently in a non-clinical setting since freshman year, but am worried that not having enough clinical...
  6. J

    Will applying 1 year after graduating affect residency match opportunities?

    Hello, I'm new here. I will be graduating med school July 2022. I am a US-IMG looking to match into Gen Surgery or Urology Residency in the US (goal is in Texas). I understand matching is very competitive for IMGs. After looking at the requirements, most programs require 3 Letter of...
  7. J

    Research year AFTER med school?

    Hello, I'm new here. I will be graduating med school July 2022. I am a US-IMG looking to match into Gen Surgery or Urology Residency in the US (goal is in Texas). I understand matching is very competitive for IMGs. After looking at the requirements, most programs require 3 Letter of...
  8. I

    Lied to quit a BS clinical job today right before my shift! will this be an issue

    I just lied to my manager to quit my clinical job before my shift today... They've recently been making me do a bunch of physical labor hauling patient charts to storage rooms nonstop and I didn't wanna waste my time doing something so obviously non clinical. I just don't see why I should give...
  9. lialalala

    400+ hours over 6 month of clinical experience be enough?

    I am working as a sitter in a hospital right now that I sit with the patient for 8 hours and help them stay calm and safe during their stay. I started in May for 3 days a week, which summed up to be 400+ hours. Then I started studying MCAT (planning to take it in March). I tried to do both...
  10. DoctoOcto

    Quitting an MME clinical "job" after exactly 1 year?

    I posted about this "job" before, but I'm increasingly getting frustrated at the manager's attitude, so I'm wondering if it's OK to quit an MME job after exactly 1 year. Here's also sort of a rant. I'm currently working at a private office doing all sorts of work; there isn't really a set title...
  11. lialalala

    Will this be considered as clinical experience?

    I started a job at the hospital and the job title is patient safety attendant or simply called a sitter. I get assigned to different rooms everyday (or same patient if they stay longer) and sit besides the patient. Most patients either have fall risk or suicidal risk. While I am there for 8...
  12. DoctoOcto

    Should I look to volunteer in a big hospital setting as well?

    I'm currently working/volunteering at a private medical office (internal medicine + sports medicine). My duties include: creating/maintaining charts for patients, taking their vitals when they come in, interviewing them, getting their chief complaint, answering any basic questions about...
  13. C

    Just looking for some feedback/reassurance

    So I have been volunteering with a hospice center since last August now. At the time, it was the only safe clinical experience I could find. I was told I would be able to volunteer in person at non-COVID patients' homes, but this has basically barely happened due to restrictions not easing up as...
  14. lialalala

    Which clinical experience should I have?

    My specs aren't great, but the following is what I have so far (all happened before COVID): 1. volunteering at the hospital at the front desk - greet and escort patients / push wheelchairs at outpatient infusion - clean beds and rooms / restock items / bring items the...
  15. C

    Research, clinical, non-clinical, EC, and volunteer hours

    How many research, clinical, non-clinical, EC, and volunteer hours should I have to get into competitive schools like NYU or the like? I know the obvious answer is a lot or "many" but how many hours (roughly) would you say the average applicant applying to competitive schools has? How many...
  16. B

    Behavioral Health Tech - Clinical Experience?

    Hello! I am currently a sophomore and recently applied to work as a behavioral health tech since I cannot currently work directly in a hospital b/c of my dad's autoimmune condition and for fear of bringing Covid home. My question is, would being a BHT count as clinical experience? From what I...
  17. A

    Applying Without US-Based Clinical Experience/Shadowing

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  18. DoctoOcto

    Is one "source" of clinical experience enough?

    I am fortunate enough to have found solid clinical experience during this time (taking patient vitals, translating for patients, signing patients in, and sometimes "MAing" for the physician). I think I'll be able to stay here for awhile, and rack up about 500+ hours here. This experience is not...
  19. V

    How to break into clinical jobs when it's been a while...

    Hi guys, I'm a 3rd year undergrad that decided to commit to pre-med during the COVID lockdown. My clinical hours are basically nonexistent and I would like to change that but I'm not sure how to make myself a desirable applicant for clinical jobs again, or if I'm worrying too much. I underwent...
  20. DoctoOcto

    Front Office + Assisting Nurses/Physician - Clinical Experience?

    After a grueling search, I was finally able to score un unpaid "internship" with a small local FM clinic with a focus on geriatrics. My tasks include: - Helping out in the office (obviously nonclinical), - Front office patient support/taking info, like calling patients, taking their info, and...
  21. bobadoz

    Is double dipping clinical and research experience okay?

    I volunteer at a free health clinic located in a very underserved community, taking basic vitals (temperature, height, weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, etc) supervised by a nurse, aid in taking histories and help with recording their chief complaint. This is my main clinical...
  22. I

    What counts as clinical experience??

    I just graduated this past spring and am figuring out how to boost ECs during my gap year(s). During undergrad, I worked as a clinical research assistant (continuing this currently). I've performed blood draws on study subjects (research setting) and on patients in unit (hospital setting). I...
  23. X

    Low clinical experience

    Hi, I (current 3rd year, going to take a gap year) decided to be pre-med before covid hit so I'm behind on all my application but I'm most worried about my low clinical experience. I basically have none. There are no clinical opportunities available where I am and I don't see any opening up...
  24. P

    Another 'is this clinical experience?' question...

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  25. scaredcurved

    Seeking advice on which Gap Year Job to take

    Hi everyone! So I'm at a sort of a crossroad and would really value some advice! I'm currently working at an Urgent Care Clinic, in a gap year program. The program itself is great on paper rotating through laboratory assistant, scribe, front desk receptionist, and medical assistant. However...
  26. DoctoOcto

    Is 1 year of clinical activities "longitudinal enough"?

    I'm currently in the middle of a reinvention postbacc, and I was planning on starting my volunteering with a hospice and children's hospital the June of this year. The plan was to have ~2 years of volunteering with these organizations. But, with the pandemic, the programs have been put on pause...
  27. A

    Advice for Shadowing Doctors/Clinical Experience during the pandemic

    Hi, I am a junior planning to apply to medical school in the next cycle. Due to COVID-19 I wasn't able to volunteer/shadow last spring and this summer as planned. I only have about 50 clinical volunteer hours from the previous summer and no other clinical experiences. I am aware that I need more...
  28. O

    HELP!! Shadowing/clinical experience during covid?!

    Hi guys! I just finished my third year of undergrad, 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... Anyone have any ideas or advice on what I should do? Do you think schools...
  29. C

    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...
  30. D

    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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. flybynight79

    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...
  35. S

    Does this count as clinical experience?

    Thanks!
  36. S

    Adcoms : Is this Enough Clinical Volunteering?

    Thanks!
  37. LindaAccepted

    Medical How to Shadow a Doctor

    When looking for activities to include on your AMCAS application, shadowing is a powerful way to demonstrate your interest in and realistic knowledge of the field of medicine. Shadowing as many different kinds of doctors as you can is helpful; the only way to know whether you will enjoy a career...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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?
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