Clinical experience cut short by COVID - how to show on AMCAS app?

Limelilly

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I finished virtual ED scribe training, but I'm still waiting to start work in the hospital. I have hospital volunteer experience, however not as much as I planned because the volunteer program got shut down in March due to COVID19. Is there value in listing in the AMCAS activities that I finished the scribe training and plan to work as a scribe? I don't want to rely on activity I haven't done yet, however I do want to show adcoms that I'm planning to pursue more clinical work.

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Every other applicant this cycle is experiencing the same situation, so you've got plenty of company.

Search out other volunteering opportunities where the pandemic makes the need greater -- Meals of Wheels, online tutoring, contract tracing, screening? Even working retail or delivery can be 'spun' into an act of service.

For next years' crop of applicants -- Let this year's unfolding challenges show you the importance of starting early and diversifying your activities.
 

Limelilly

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Thanks. My question is more around whether it is worth listing the 20 hours of scribe training on my AMCAS application I'm about submit.
 
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Thanks. My question is more around whether it is worth listing the 20 hours of scribe training on my AMCAS application I'm about submit.
I don't think listing it would add much since you haven't started seeing patients. Also, if you are taking a gap year, can't you just put that information in the gap year secondary essays?
 
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