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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Iain, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. Iain

    Iain Semental Blanco
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    The Uni I am currently at (I am studying business, and planning on doing a post-bacc at a later date) does not have any multilateral clubs (they are all based on nationality or religion), which has left me very weak in the EC area. Currently all I have is: training charity dogs (stopped due to one becoming a permanent member of the family; he failed), member of a national investment club, and have a pilots license. I will start volunteering in a hospital when I move back to Socal (under 9 weeks now; WAHOO!), and when I start my post-bacc (approximately 18 months) I plan to join some Uni clubs that take my interest. I was interested in hearing your suggestions, that are either fun or looked upon favourably on the application.
    Thanks All!!
     
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  3. CaNEM

    CaNEM Senior Member
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    Do you guys think most schools prefer these to the capitalist dogs?

    I know, I know, I'll do a search...
     
  4. neuromd03

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    Anything related to medicine is a plus. It's odd to be interested in medicine with so little exposure to it. You need to set foot in a hospital or in a clinic (preferably in good health!), especially if you're commiting yourself to many, many years of training in the medical profession. If your knowledge of medicine is based only on re-runs of ER, it suggests you haven't seriously considered medicine as a profession.

    Also, I have yet to meet a business major in medical school... Most admissions committees tend to view business majors as the type who are more interested in making a buck and in stoking their ego than in delivering good patient care. You should definitely try to shed that image.
     
  5. Sonya

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    there could be something in your community, not just your school. you could try also national groups. No hospitals nearby? you could also approach physicians, and ask about volunteering/shadowing in their depatment or office.

    Sonya
     
  6. Iain

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    CaNEM - I hope so!!

    neuromd03 - I am taking time between finishing my degree and going on the post-bacc program. In this time I plan to volunteer at a local hospital, and gain some business experience to make sure that I am making the right decision.

    Sonya - I live in a small town in the UK and the closest hospital is about 13 miles away. I move back to Socal in 8 weeks 5 days 15 hours and 51 minutes (not that I am counting) and will start volunteering as soon as I get back.

    Everyone Else - Any more ideas please share!!
     
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  8. Iain

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    ^^ Thank you for that link, it is great!!
     
  9. Sonya

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    there are some volunteer things you can do by phone. I was a hotline counselor for DV cases, and it was the best volunteer experience i've done, ever. and, i only went to the actual site twice, for training.
     

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