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Are overkills in your application harmful?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by AlfonsTheGuru, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. AlfonsTheGuru

    AlfonsTheGuru Surgeons aren't what they used to be.
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    Example: 500+ shadowing hours when ≈200 is excellent with a broad spectrum of specialties of course. Just curious.
     
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    I think it would depend on the context.

    There are boundaries to shadowing/clinical observation.

    Rule of thumb:
    Quality > Quantity
     
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  3. Goro

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    To me, it says that one doesn't know what's important in this process.

    It's lethal when people think that something like that is all that's required. For example, I've seen posts here from people who think that shadowing is volunteering, or that it qualifies as telling them what they're getting into (which it doesn't)

    The most common form of "overload" is tons of research and little to no clinical and/or volunteer activity.
     
  4. J Senpai

    J Senpai Grab my arm. Other arm. MY other arm.
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    500 hours folding towels <<< 500 hours scribing, working directly with patients or working some management position, etc.
     

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