volunteering

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    Nontrad - am I doing enough to become a solid applicant down the road?

    I’m 30 years old and hold a masters degree in the field of finance along with a CPA license. After having done this for almost 8 years now, with each year getting progressively worse, I’ve decided I want something different and after about a year of considering medicine via volunteer...
  2. K

    How can I get involved at hospitals with volunteer positions?

    I want to get a jump start on my shadowing of positions and general hospital etiquette and procedure but don't know where to begin. I know medical terminology fairly well (can brush up on it), have decent school schedules (both for this summer and fall), and have previous job experience (non...
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    Volunteering dentist

    Hello. I would like to ask you like an international dental student who wants to continue his education in the US and get license there after graduationin my home country is it a good idea to go in Egypt through AIESEC and volunteering there for 45 days in dental clinic, and get a certificate...
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    Graduating soon with no EC's, feeling late in the game

    Hi everyone, I was hoping some advice could give me better perspective. I'm about to graduate with my BA in Biochemistry, and I've been having conflicting feelings. I was excited to volunteer at the beginning of this school year, but the training was so lacking and the environment so toxic that...
  5. M

    Dental schools statistics/ private schools

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone have dental schools statistics data that could share with me (for instance school names/ requirements/ gpas/ volunteering.. etc.... and also all private schools in the US (that are easier to get it than other schools) I would greatly appreciate your help
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    What are my chances? Recommendations?

    I'm sort of at a crossroads here and I'm not sure what my next move should be in terms of preparing for my dental school application. Any advice/tips is greatly appreciated... Undergraduate GPA: ~3.1 (I had one semester where I really f*cked up, for various reasons. I had 3 F's and a W this...
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    1000+ paid clinical hrs and 100+ NC volunteering hrs; do I need clinical volunteering experience?

    Hello all, Hoping to get some insight into volunteering. I have been a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters for 6 months now and I've put in 100+ extremely meaningful hours into it. I also work as a CNA at an Alzheimer's/Dementia home where I have gained more patient experience and have improved...
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    Transfer Student with Economics Major and other questions.

    I'm about to begin my first semester of community college and I decided to chose economics because it is a passion of mine and also because it's a useful degree on its own. I'm taking four classes this semester. I've extremely motivated to start premed on the best foot possible. Now with the...
  9. sixersfan

    WAMC, volunteering hours

    Merry Christmas everyone, So I have been worrying about my lack of volunteering hours, both clinical and non-clinical. I have a 3.71 GPA, have rather strong EC's, but as far as volunteering I am definitely lacking. I have been volunteering at my local hospital for the past 7 months now and go...
  10. M

    Consistency of ECs

    As I'm deciding what to do over the summer, I was wondering how important consistency and commitment towards your ECs are relative to doing a range of novel and diverse things. For example, let's say you have two choices for your summer: 1. Clinical AND non-clinical volunteering at the same 2...
  11. T

    Low GPA first semester, need advice

    I feel like this comes up a lot on these sorts of forums but I'm a MD-PhD hopeful at a university ranked 100-125 and I bombed my first semester, making only a 3.44. I only took STEM classes and I'm very involved in a research lab, and hoping to get an REU for the summer. From what I've heard you...
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    Working with developmentally challenged - clinical

    Would working with the developmentally challenged (individuals on the autism spectrum) by accompanying and engaging with them as they learn to fit into various social settings be considered clinical volunteering? The work would not be done in a hospital or clinical setting but would be done out...
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    Does this count as clinical volunteering?

    A description of the volunteering role is "keep up with patient statuses and ensuring their families/friends that things are going well and moving along, as well as offering services to the patient families - everything from a place to have a nap, have a drink, or chance to relax in a quiet...
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    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...
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    Should I list DO experiences in AMCAS application and or allopathic secondaries?

    I'm trying to get a DO shadowing in a month or so and finish it before applying to medical next spring. I'm trying to decide whether I should I list this experience on my AMCAS next year.
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    Help with volunteering

    I was wondering what kind of clinical volunteering I should do? I have asked around and my friends tell me they just volunteer at a hospital. Is that enough? I feel like that is just SO common. I am a junior and haven't really done much volunteering. Don't worry. I am NOT applying next year...
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    Is this considered clinical experience?

    My school offers a seminar style course in which different patients or family members of patients with different ailments appear each week to discuss their experience as patients and to be interviewed by students from the course. There is also a discussion period for the students who then have...
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    extracurricular hours

    Hi everyone! just wondering, what is considered the base amount of hours of experience shadowing, volunteering (both clinical/nonclinical), research, and paid clinical work? I am under the impression around: shadowing: 60 hrs clinical vol: 200 hrs nonclin vol: 150 hrs research: not "required"...
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    Volunteering at food bank?

    Hey everyone, I have a bit of a dilemma. I'm currently a sophomore volunteering at a food bank/soup kitchen as well as working in a psychology research lab. I love volunteering at the food bank while I don't really like my research lab. I do a lot of grunt work (data filing, transcribing, etc)...
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    Less than 100 nonclinical hours, applying this cycle

    Hey y'all, wondering how bad of a hit my app would take if I applied with around 90 nonclinical hours. I've kept myself really busy - 15 hrs of research a week the last year and a half, averaging 17 credit hours a semester, worked part-time freshman and sophomore year (15 hours a week), in the...
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    Importance of volunteering tasks? Clinical or not...

    Hello! I was wondering how important it would be to my medical school application whether or not I volunteered in the clinical field for a majority of my hours. I'll be soon starting the second year of my undergrad education and so far I have shadowed and recently obtained a lab internship...
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    Prioritizing clinical vs. non-clinical volunteering

    I currently work full-time in a clinical research setting. Depending on the project, my interactions with patients generally include consenting for studies and sitting in on research interviews. As I work full-time, and will also be studying for the MCAT, my time for volunteering is limited. I...
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    Low CC gpa and dentistry school

    hi guys I have been having nightmares about this. So I have a community college gpa 2.1 but a 3.89 Gpa in the 4- years college. I have a’s and b’s in all the pre req classes I retook my general chem and organic chem and got As. I took the dat got 22 and I have volunteering hours. do I still have...
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    Dental Volunteering Opportunities Los Angeles

    Hi guys! I'm currently looking for shadowing/ volunteering dental opportunities near the USC area, but no success. I found the UCLA dental volunteering program, but I don't know how easy it will be to commute during the school year. If anybody knows of any dental shadowing or volunteering...
  25. deweystrontium

    MD Do I have a chance? Where should I apply? (3.9 GPA, >515 MCAT)

    I'm a rising senior and I attend a top 20 institution, but I live super nearby so I just commute. My GPA is 3.9+. My MCAT scores come out next month, but I know I'll prob get above the 90th percentile (On all three AAMC practice exams I was above the 95th (I took them under test-like...
  26. sasukeuchiha33

    Volunteering in clinic vs hospital?

    Hey everyone! So I just finished up my first year of college and started clinical volunteering last month. I have already amassed about 20 hours, which I know isn’t really that much, but if I do around 20 hours every month over the next 2 years that will leave me with well over 400 hours in the...
  27. LCRUF

    Waiting last minute to shadow a Dentist/volunteer?

    Hello all! Here is my current situation: I will be starting my Senior year at the University of Florida in the Fall and I plan on applying to UF's College of Dentistry, as well as other colleges(I will more than likely be taking a Gap Year, I also need advice on this). My current Overall GPA is...
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    Advice: 1 vs. 2 gap years?

    Hi all! I just finished my junior year of undergrad, and I'm now having a dilemma regarding whether I should take 1 vs. 2 gap years after graduating in spring 2019. Here's my info (as of June 2018): - 4.00 GPA, Biochemistry major at a state school - 2 years scribing experience with a leadership...
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    How good are these ECs for medical school?

    The next year I will apply to medical school and I want to know if I need to improve my ECs. My GPA is 3.5 and my first MCAT is 503. I will retake it in the next months though. As for my ECs I have 1 year of research assistant full time work experience in a laboratory in a hospital (my current...
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    Is this considered non-clinical volunteering?

    Hi all, I am going to be applying for medical school in next year's cycle, but I wanted to make sure that I am on track with volunteering before I start applying. I have a lot of clinical volunteer hours (from hospital and clinic volunteering), but I wanted to make sure I also have enough...
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    Volunteering/application question

    From what I can understand there are blocks (around 15) where you place your volunteer/EC/shadowing/research on a Med School application. My question is this: I volunteer at 3 places right now, which are all long-term (freshman year-until I *hopefuly* go off to med school). The first is working...
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    Tips on starting EC’s?

    Hello everyone! This is my first post on sdn so please bare with me. I’m a 17 year old dual-enrolled student at my local college, this is my 2nd/3rd year of taking classes and I’m about half way done with my pre-req’s; I will have my AA when I graduate high school when I’m 18. I am pursuing a...
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    What clinical experience should I get?

    I was really wanting to become an EMT, but there’s no EMT volunteer opportunities near me. Seriously, none. I emailed every county within an hour from me and none take volunteers, which is highly surprising since I’m in a pretty rural location in south GA. I spoke with the Regional EMS Director...
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    Is clinical volunteering important when you have other clinical experiences?

    Hi all! I have been stressing about my volunteering hours. I am looking for some opinions. I volunteer with three different organizations: Project Sunshine (club that goes to local Children's Hospital Oncology Unit), a university club that goes to a local lower-income area elementary school...
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    Gift Shop Volunteering

    Does gift shop volunteering at a hospital count as medical or non-medical volunteering? Thanks
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    One Year Before Application: What can I do to improve my chances?

    (Sorry in advance for how long this ended up being -- I tried to bold out my main questions) Hi all -- I am currently 23 & graduated in 2016 from a top 10 university. I was pre-med for the first 3 years of college, and ended up dropping the track at that point for various reasons and ended up...
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    dental assistant in free medical clinic-clinical volunteering?

    The free medical clinic I volunteer at is always busy when I come, and I felt useful sitting around. So I ended up working with a dentist in the dental unit. I clean the unit, set up patients' chairs/napkins/Xray aprons, and assist with procedures. I have had a lot of interesting patient...
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    Volunteering Concerns.. !!HELP!!

    Hello everyone!! So I am currently a junior, but planning on applying end of my senior year. My application is good ( thinking of high and mid tier schools) but my volunteering game is severelyy lacking( I have no volunteering hrs thus far). This is why I am applying end of senior year, so that...
  40. Kobethegoat24

    Does this sound like clinical volunteering?

    So I found a great clinical volunteering opportunity, I am already volunteering with hospice but it doesn't give me enough hours. This opportunity lets me volunteer 8 hours a week and the tasks listed are Manage the information desk, transfer incoming calls to patient rooms, provide directions...