Clinical experience/volunteering but no hospital volunteering. Am I ok?

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    I have experience doing clinical volunteering/patient contact through a mobile health screening van. I also have hospital shadowing experience. Is it still necessary for me to volunteer at a larger hospital? I'm already doing non-clinical volunteering (homeless shelter), clinical volunteering (mobile van), and research alongside classes and just don't see where I could fit in more time to go to a hospital every week. Thoughts?
     

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      Clinical experience is not just limited to hospital volunteering - I honestly think you look pretty good, especially considering you've shadowed and have thus had an opportunity to experience what physicians actually do.
       
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        Clinical experience is not just limited to hospital volunteering - I honestly think you look pretty good, especially considering you've shadowed and have thus had an opportunity to experience what physicians actually do.

        Thanks so much for answering. I was just asking because it seems like literally every single student applying has hospital experience!
         
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          Thanks so much for answering. I was just asking because it seems like literally every single student applying has hospital experience!

          It's one of the more common and easy ways to get "clinical experience." Just because a lot of people have it doesn't make it necessary.
           
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            Thanks so much for answering. I was just asking because it seems like literally every single student applying has hospital experience!

            That's what will make your mobile clinic volunteering such a joy. Reviewer: "Finally, someone who is doing something a bit different, I'd like to meet this one."
             
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              Your current experiences are fine.
              I have experience doing clinical volunteering/patient contact through a mobile health screening van. I also have hospital shadowing experience. Is it still necessary for me to volunteer at a larger hospital? I'm already doing non-clinical volunteering (homeless shelter), clinical volunteering (mobile van), and research alongside classes and just don't see where I could fit in more time to go to a hospital every week. Thoughts?
               
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