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Additional Medical Exposure?

Cambino

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    Hiya -

    I currently have a position in the ED where I'm constantly with a new, different emergency doc every day as I work. Basically, I have direct exposure to patients and medical workflow ~24 hours/week with an actual role at the hospital.
    Would it be necessary to be involved with several other medical extracurriculars besides that of my job?
    Cumulatively, I will have been working here for 4 years before I matriculate to med school.
     
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    theseeker4

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      Hiya -

      I currently have a position in the ED where I'm constantly with a new, different emergency doc every day as I work. Basically, I have direct exposure to patients and medical workflow ~24 hours/week with an actual role at the hospital.
      Would it be necessary to be involved with several other medical extracurriculars besides that of my job?
      Cumulatively, I will have been working here for 4 years before I matriculate to med school.
      What is your position, an ED tech, scribe, etc.? I wouldn't worry about gaining more clinical work experience (either volunteer or paid) beyond this. The only thing I would do is shadow a few doctors outside the ED, including someone in primary care. Add on some non-clinical volunteering with a cause you care about and you should be all set on the clinical/volunteering front regarding EC's.
       

      Cambino

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      Aug 4, 2011
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        What is your position, an ED tech, scribe, etc.? I wouldn't worry about gaining more clinical work experience (either volunteer or paid) beyond this. The only thing I would do is shadow a few doctors outside the ED, including someone in primary care. Add on some non-clinical volunteering with a cause you care about and you should be all set on the clinical/volunteering front regarding EC's.

        Thanks. I'm a scribe.
        Definitely planned on adding some non-clinical volunteering, I was just wondering how much more clinical work I needed.
        Thanks again.
         
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