clinical experience

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  1. sandhar

    sandhar Member
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    Hi, I had a question about clinical experience required for DO. I do volunteer at a hospital. I spend couple of years taking care of my mother, who was a cancer patient. I did everything from monitoring her diet, giving her medication and even injections. I spend so much time with her at the hospitals as well. Let just say i was like a home nurse to her. Do you think that counts as a clinical experience. Will the school accept that as clinical experience?
     
  2. docflanny

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    sandhar,

    I would definitely consider the experience that you've had taking care of your mother would count toward a "clinical experience" requisite. Most schools ask for exposure to medical care, not formal clinical work, but this helps too.



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  3. spyyder31

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    I agree! I did similar care for my late grandmother, and it was this very experience that sparked my love for medicine and my desire to become a physician. I am still doing other things to show for clinical experience, but I think that that will be looked upon nicely by any school.
     

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