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Looking for opinions of what type of clubs you found helpful or fun during medical school. Obviously we don't have too much extra time beyond studying, but I would like input on this. What reasons did you join and why did you enjoy the clubs? Is it worth it to join these clubs? Did it help with networking, gaining skills related to your interests, or help your CV in any way?

Any clubs at your school that were out of the ordinary but interesting and helpful?

I'm at a new school so all of these clubs are being started right now. I'm not personally starting any of them but would like to be involved to some degree.

Also sorry if this has been brought up before but I haven't seen any recent posts.
 
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The Soccer club , i would have quit medical school if not for this escape ! 100% serious!
 
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The Soccer club , i would have quit medical school if not for this escape ! 100% serious!
Nice! I went from playing pro soccer to medical school and formed the med school soccer team where I went to. We actually competed with some D2 schools in indoor in their offseason (mostly their benchwarmers) but still. It was a blast!!! Been asked more about that in my interviews for fellowship than about my professional career ahaha.
 

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Nice! I went from playing pro soccer to medical school and formed the med school soccer team where I went to. We actually competed with some D2 schools in indoor in their offseason (mostly their benchwarmers) but still. It was a blast!!! Been asked more about that in my interviews for fellowship than about my professional career ahaha.

now the old man leagues i play in LOOOOOOOL
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Find something you love, when I play soccer all the crap from the week just sink to the ground and I feel free and happy while bonding with my classmates and upperclassmen. Dont join any group just to resume pad do something that will recharge you from the crap of medical school. Our school have mandatory patient exposure, so I didnt have to do that as a extracurricular activity but stuff like that helps to keep you grounded . I was so lucky to attend a school with a large soccer culture I honestly didnt think I would survive without it
 
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Find something you love, when I play soccer all the crap from the week just sink to the ground and I feel free and happy while bonding with my classmates and upperclassmen. Dont join any group just to resume pad do something that will recharge you from the crap of medical school. Our school have mandatory patient exposure, so I didnt have to do that as a extracurricular activity but stuff like that helps to keep you grounded . I was so lucky to attend a school with a large soccer culture I honestly didnt think I would survive without it
I am definitely interested in our Emergency/Wilderness medicine club and it sounds like they have some cool things set up that I would enjoy.

Unfortunately our school doesn't have a clinic and we don't get much/any actual patient time until clinical. We get our paid actors that we practice doing history and physicals. Did you find that actual exposure to real patients beneficial at this point? ( I feel like I don't actually know anything useful yet...)
 
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The free ones (not even kidding). The only paid club I joined at my school is the EM club because apparently they do the coolest stuff and are the best bang for your buck.
 

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I am definitely interested in our Emergency/Wilderness medicine club and it sounds like they have some cool things set up that I would enjoy.

Unfortunately our school doesn't have a clinic and we don't get much/any actual patient time until clinical. We get our paid actors that we practice doing history and physicals. Did you find that actual exposure to real patients beneficial at this point? ( I feel like I don't actually know anything useful yet...)
For sure! ! Meeting and talking to real patients was such a boost to my moral. It kinda reminds you why you signed up for this in the first place. It ls kinda frustrating because you don't know enough to be competent but just the act of interacting with patients was valuable for staying sane while in school
 
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The free ones (not even kidding). The only paid club I joined at my school is the EM club because apparently they do the coolest stuff and are the best bang for your buck.
Free is always good to me! Yeah our EM club isn't even official yet but they have some cool stuff planned. Definitely one i'm interested in.

For sure! ! Meeting and talking to real patients was such a boost to my moral. It kinda reminds you why you signed up for this in the first place. It ls kinda frustrating because you don't know enough to be competent but just the act of interacting with patients was valuable for staying sane while in school
I do wish we had something like that. Thanks for the input!
 

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My school had an SAAO club that would hold review sessions for Anatomy and OPP before every exam/practical. That was worth it purely for the practice.

If your clubs are brand new, that probably wouldn't be setup yet, so it probably doesn't matter much.
 
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