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I've seen a few people say that it looks bad to do a summer internship with an engineering company because it doesn't show a dedication to medicine.

What do you guys think the admissions would think of doing an internship at an engineering company while studying for an MCAT or something like that.
 

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Is it paid? If so, it doesn't seem any different than another job premeds get.

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If anything, just call it a job. Internship could be construed as a first step to pursuing it as a career. A job is just a way to pay the bills.

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If anything, just call it a job. Internship could be construed as a first step to pursuing it as a career. A job is just a way to pay the bills.

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Good idea. It would definitely be a job to me... The pay for some internships is pretty high.
 

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Good idea. It would definitely be a job to me... The pay for some internships is pretty high.
Want to trade majors? Mine comes with a job and 2 years seniority.

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Trying to pay bills and make money is very important. If your source of income also seems to be related to your major, I don't see how that's bad at all.
 

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I've seen a few people say that it looks bad to do a summer internship with an engineering company because it doesn't show a dedication to medicine.

What do you guys think the admissions would think of doing an internship at an engineering company while studying for an MCAT or something like that.
Only useful if you're doing aerospace engineering. Otherwise, it's disastrous for your app.


















Notsrs. You're fine
 

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He was kidding.

But seriously, aerospace engineering is the coolest of all the engineerings. How many of them go to medicine though?
None because doctoring is the coolest of all professions and nerdy engineers rarely have the cool gene.
 
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I've seen a few people say that it looks bad to do a summer internship with an engineering company because it doesn't show a dedication to medicine.

What do you guys think the admissions would think of doing an internship at an engineering company while studying for an MCAT or something like that.
I had three engineering internships during the summers. All three were related to medicine in some way though (bio defense and medical devices). I was able to play up all three in my interviews and my interviewers were very interested in those experiences.
 

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I had to decline a six month internship with a company that starts with IN an ends with TEL in one of their California locations (I don't want this to be indexed by search engines).

I don't know how a decent internship with a major company could harm your app.

I had to decline due to the state of my health.
 
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