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Clinical Observation hours question? Urgent!!!!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Osteopathic [ DO ]' started by WayneWilliamsPT, 09.26.14.

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  1. WayneWilliamsPT

    WayneWilliamsPT 2+ Year Member

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    Before I switched to pre-med I had planned to go to physical therapy school and would like to if my observation hours ( over 300) there would count? Also I'm a MDA Camp Counselor that requires me to be the primary caregiver of a child with a neurodegenerative disease for a week, would this count as well?
     
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  3. yankees527

    yankees527 2+ Year Member

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    By clinical observation hours i assume you mean shadowing.
    The PT shadowing would not count because its just not medicine.
    And i dont think the other thing would either.
    Just go shadow a doc or two for a day or two. Its quick, and youll rack up hours quick :)
     
  4. SynapticDoctah

    SynapticDoctah 2+ Year Member

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    What do you mean by "would count?" If you are talking about meeting a requirement for a specific school, then probably not.

    However, I would definitely list of these ECs on your applications; especially the second one.
     
  5. polskasarav

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    How do you find Physical Therapists to shadow? I don't know any physical therapists at the moment, but that is my biggest draw back in applying for the DPT program.
     

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