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AMCAS- Volunteering+shadowing at same place/same time?

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If you volunteered at a clinic, but also went in with the clinic's doctor to shadow during the same stretch of time but for X hours, is it ok to separate the volunteering for Y hours (which consisted of distinct, separate activities) in one entry, and add that shadowing experience in separately with the rest of your shadowing? Is it okay that these have the same contact?
 
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If you volunteered at a clinic, but also went in with the clinic's doctor to shadow during the same stretch of time but for X hours, is it ok to separate the volunteering for Y hours (which consisted of distinct, separate activities) in one entry, and add that shadowing experience in separately with the rest of your shadowing? Is it okay that these have the same contact?
It's fine for your volunteering and shadowing to take place at the same location and have the same Contact. But don't double count the shadowing hours if you already included them in the volunteer entry. They can be included with the other Shadowing you've done with their own distinct Y total hours.

Alternatives: 1) Put it all under a Volunteer tag if the shadowing you did included being helpful, but include the words & Physician Shadowing in the title you give the space (explaining that Y hours were shadowing, included above).
2) Put it all under the Volunteer tag ( if all the shadowing was helpful to the patient or doc), but in your Shadowing entry add a note at the end that you "had additional shadowing at your volunteer location for XX hours, not included above."
 
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