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Doctor's Without Borders (II, secondary)

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by MajorBubblez, Sep 21, 2014.

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  1. MajorBubblez


    Jul 31, 2014
    What do you guys think about discussing my desire to one day be involved in Doctor's Without Borders. I've mentioned it on a few secondaries, and have some interviews coming up so I'm not sure if I should discuss them. On one hand it's what I really want to do, but on the other, I know a lot of medical schools want to train doctors for 'their own background' and I'm worried they would frown on the idea?
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  3. lmn

    lmn 2+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    Have you worked/volunteered/fundraised/etc for these types of organizations in the past? If not I wouldn't believe a random premed saying something so cliche, especially when most only know the glamorous vision of the work and nothing about the true work/conditions.
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  4. MajorBubblez


    Jul 31, 2014
    Good point. I've not volunteered or anything with it before so I guess it's best to avoid it.
  5. wholeheartedly

    wholeheartedly SDN Administrator 7+ Year Member

    Aug 8, 2009
    Beyond the Wall
    If you've already mentioned it in secondaries, it might come up anyway.

    In that case you had better have done your homework. A lot of people talk big about joining that group, but don't have any clue about it. It's hard to take those people seriously. So know your stuff and be able to give a well thought out answer to why you want to work with that group.
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  6. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Lifetime Donor SDN Chief Administrator 10+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
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    Its pretty cliched.
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