Well I went the non-traditional route to getting into medical school. I finished up all of my prerequisites (a year after graduating) and took the MCAT but had absolutely no clinical experience. So what did I do? I called up a friend of the family who worked in Human Resources at a hospital to see what she might be able to get for me. So what did I get to do for my year off while I applied to medical school? Night-shift nurses aide! Well I got accepted to medical school and I'll be quitting in 2 months (not a day too soon), but oh the stories I could tell from this crazy job. Has anyone else here ever done this type of work? It's about to drive me crazy! All I know is I feel a lot of sympathy for the nurses. I hope when I'm a doctor I'll treat them really well, because I see the sort of things they have to put up with. If anyone reading this is a future classmate of mine at UAMS I'll be the big guy with the nervous twitch! Hey maybe I should have called this the pre-med nurses aide support group!