Hi, maybe some of you have some advice about this: I am a post-bac pre-med student in Boston looking to get some clinical experience. What I really want is to get into a clinical environment, preferably a GP practice, although it seems like a lot of the work is hospital work. I want to have some experience giving patient care before i decide to apply to medical school. My thought was to get trained as (what I think is referred to as) a nurse's aide -- those people who hook patients up to machines, maybe take blood, help stock -- and then get a job. My questions are: -Do you think this is a good idea, or could you recommend an alternative for some clinical experience (I am already volunteering in an ED, but I don't feel like I have enough to do with the medical operations to really understand what's happening, or to familiarize myself with the procedures)? -Can anyone recommend a training program? I have heard you just take an EMT course, that basically prepares you, and then the institution that hires you trains you on their particulars. Any good/bad EMT training ideas in the Boston area? -I want to move at the end of the school year - does anyone know if you must be trained in-state, or if I could be trained here in Massachusetts, and then get a job in New York or California or somewhere? -Has anyone gotten a job in private practice with this type of training? I'd really appreciate any feedback. Thanks so much.