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    General Admissions & OTCAS Difficulties finding OT observation/volunteer hours in NYC?

    Hi guys, I'm in the process of applying to OT grad school. I feel like my application is very weak right now since I don't have volunteering experience. I've been having difficulty finding a place to allow me to volunteer or observe, I'm guessing due to the pandemic and all. I'm currently in...
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    Advice On Shadowing Doctors

    Good day, I promise I'll make this short and worth your time. My name is Hayley. I'm a rising junior and I'm on the pre-med pathway. It has been a rough year with the pandemic and opportunities and challenged but I'm making it work. I have a quick question because I appreciate the input of...
  5. cocacola162004

    Need guidance or any tips

    Hi I am looking to get some guidance or help regarding my current situation. Any help will be greatly appreciated :) I graduated from McMaster university (Ontario, Canada) with a 3.59 cGPA BScN degree. I feel like my GPA is not competitive so I am intending to do another undergrad for 3-4...
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    Dental Assisting/Shadowing Hours

    Hey everyone, so I was lucky enough to get around 30-40 hrs of hands-on work assisting when I shadowed my dentist. It wasn't all the time, but I still got a really great experience and a decent amount of my shadowing hrs (140 total) consist of me assisting. My question is should I separate those...
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    Seeking Psychiatry Shadowing Chicago Area

    Hello, I'm seeking psychiatry shadowing/clinical opportunities in the Chicago area. Loyola University Chicago explained that we need to set up shadowing on our own during post-bacc. How do people go about finding these opportunities, and are there specific opportunities anyone can recommend? I...
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    International Medical Aid Shadowing

    Hey all! I recently stumbled across the IMA website and I was wondering if anyone has heard about it/knows if it is legit. I have some shadowing experience in the US, but I wasn't able to go abroad in undergrad so I thought this might be a good way to do both abroad work and get some clinical...
  9. mgma.2124

    Which vet schools currently take into account virtual shadowing, internships?

    Apart from Michigan State, which vet schools count virtual shadowing, internship hours?
  10. theRatWhisperer

    Incoming OMS-1 - When to Shadow?

    As I prepare to enter medical school in July, I’ve started to think about potential specialties. I know the match is years away, but the idea of not being 100% sure of what I want to do for the rest of my career when the time comes to submit applications scares the crap out of me. My research...
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    Summer after sophomore year...reject internship offer?

    Hey everyone, Currently about halfway through the my sophomore spring semester, and have applied to some internships. I ended up getting accepted by one, which is a genetics data-curation internship that contributes allelic information to an online database. I accepted the offer, because I...
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    Observation hours during covid?

    How is everyone getting their hours during covid?! I know some schools are being "lenient", but I only have ten signed hours and I don't think that will cut it. I switched to PT right before covid hit but I want to apply this summer. I have more hours from 2017 but I do not have them signed...
  13. LeahKesley

    Volunteering/job shadowing during a pandemic

    Hi, I’m really curious to see if there are pre-vets out there who have tried volunteering during this pandemic. Not very few vets were available for shadowing in my area, and I want to start as soon as possible. Are there any virtual shadowing options?
  14. fishbonez

    Dental experience vs dental shadowing

    Hi! This may seem like an easy question and has been answered multiple times, but for the life of me I can’t find an answer. As I look at dental schools that I want to apply to and those with shadowing requirements, schools like NYU and BU, have a 100 hour shadowing requirement. Most of my...
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    Shadowing Overseas

    Hi guys! Although I’m a US citizen my family resides in Italy so I tend to spend my summers there when I’m not attending university in the States. My question is, a lot of my shadowing hours were conducted with an Italian dentist rather than a US based one. I plan on shadowing a dentist in the...
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    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...
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    Are these stats enough to get me into UAB?

    I feel like I'm just trying to shout into an echo chamber & begging for reassurance at this point but these are my stats: GPA: 3.62 OAT: 290 AA; 270 TS (I scored over 300 in 3 of the categories but my abysmal 220 physics score brought down my overall scores by a lot) To further elaborate, I went...
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    DO Shadowing COVID-19

    Hello, I live in the Bay Area and I am looking to shadow a osteopathic physician. I understand that with COVID-19 this has become more difficult. I have shadowing experience as well as a lot of clinical experience however this was 95% with an MD. I am reapplying to osteopathic schools and would...
  19. Perchperkins

    Is it still worth asking doctors to let you shadow them during a time like this?

    This question may seem silly but I guess it’s worth asking. I’m an incoming sophomore premed student. In my freshman year I was just getting into volunteering but since COVID happened, we got sent home and the hospital suspended volunteering for a bit. Now that we are going back to college for...
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    Pre Secondary Screen for Shadowing

    Hi I have a unique situation. I had issues with my work/activities section failing to save and had to re-do the entire section. The majority of my shadowing experiences have been as components of other experiences (for example, I worked in an dr's office and also shadowed that doctor as part of...
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    Advice for Shadowing Doctors

    Hi, I'm a rising sophomore on a pre-med path and I was wondering if anyone has any advice for shadowing doctors. With the pandemic taking place I was going to focus on shadowing as well as volunteer work in my area. It would be my first time shadowing doctors and I don't exactly know what I'm...
  22. KatsuCurry

    Combining Shadowing Experiences, is this okay?

    So I would like to combine my 3 shadowing experiences into one activity, so I have more room to talk about other activities. However, I have a couple of questions. I would appreciate help from anyone who's doing the same thing or did the same things in past cycles. I don't want to show bias...
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    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...
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    Splitting Up Shadowing (I Know)

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    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...
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    What type of EC’s for Med school?

    Hi guys, I wanted to get your advice on what you think standard EC’s (and how many hours) are for MD schools? I’m not sure what all falls under the category of EC’s but this is what I’m doing so far: -working as an LPN -research -volunteering in a hospital because of my clinical experience...
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    experience contact info on OptomCAS

    What happens if I don't provide the contact info of my supervisors when filling in my "experiences" page? What happens if I don't hit "Yes" for the "Release Authorization (May we contact this organization?)" question? Is it favorable to provide contact info and Release Authorization? Thank you...
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    Where to shadow in Dallas area?

    Hi all. I live in the Plano area and am having trouble finding physicians to shadow. Any physicians out there that would be open to having a shadow for a while? Or pre-med/med students that have shadowed a doctor in the Dallas area that can give me a recommendation? Thanks!
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    Do I really need shadowing hours? (Dental assistant)

    Hi y'all, Ive been a dental assistant for almost 4 years and I have my x-ray license. I hope to apply to dental school next cycle. I've noticed almost all schools require about 100 shadowing hours. Since I've been working for some time now, I think I have a pretty decent amount of...
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    Doctors to shadow in Miami

    Hey! I'm new to SDN. I want to start getting shadowing experience but I have no idea where to start. Any recommendations of doctors to shadow in Miami? Any help will be appreciated!
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    Really need help with dental school list?

    My stats: GPA: 3.88 DAT: 21 AA, 21 TS, 18 PAT (unfortunately also 16 QR) URM Volunteering: about 54 hours Shadowing: about 52 hours Virginia resident After giving it a lot of thought I have decided to wait until July to...
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    Ophthalmology Mentoring and Residency Pipeline for Underrepresented Students

    Are you an aspiring eye surgeon -- or do you simply want to learn more about ophthalmology? The AAO | AUPO Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring program is accepting applications through June 15! Apply online: The purpose of the program is to help students who are...
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    Ophthalmology Mentoring and Residency Pipeline for Underrepresented Students

    Are you an aspiring eye surgeon -- or do you simply want to learn more about ophthalmology? The AAO | AUPO Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring program is accepting applications through June 15! Apply online: The purpose of the program is to help students who are...
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    Any issues including these shadowing hours?

    About two years ago my employer sent me to a critical care paramedic training program in a major "medical city" in the US. For about one month I rotated through observational shifts in various departments at two large hospitals. It was a fantastic training opportunity, and helped to solidify my...
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    Letter of Rec From Shadowing

    I know the general consensus is that letters from shadowing are given little weight since the activity is done passively.. but I shadowed a doctor at a private clinic over the summer once a week (total about 50 hours) and did a mini project for her organizing patient outcomes from her past...
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    Shadowing : How Many Specialties?

    How many specialties should one shadow before applying to medical school, and is it advised to shadow a combination of medicine / surgical specialties or does it not really matter?
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    Hist, Bio1, + internship summer?

    I was recently thinking about taking General Biology 1 and U.S. History 1 over the first six week summer semester along with participating in a internship/shadowing program for all of this period. Does this seem manageable? I don’t think these courses would be difficult for me as it is mainly...
  41. jg2021

    Lower stats w/ great ECs vs. Higher stats w/ no ECs

    I have a 3.5 GPA, mostly due to messing up my first semester of undergrad (C in gen chem I, which I believe I made up with an A- in gen chem II, an A- in orgo I, and looking like an A in orgo II), but I definitely have a pretty significant upward trend. I also have 45 shadowing hours, 150+...