Enough for service-oriented schools?

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Hello, just wanted your opinion on whether or not the hours I will have completed below are competitive enough for the service-oriented medical schools that are out there.

550hrs total clinical volunteering (I have more clinical experience, but they are paid)
350hrs total non-clinical volunteering with under-served communities

I know about LizzyM's advice on how many hours is enough, but I was just curious to see if this was adequate for most schools, including the highly service oriented ones. Thanks
 
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Hello, just wanted your opinion on whether or not the hours I will have completed below are competitive enough for the service-oriented medical schools that are out there.

550hrs total clinical volunteering (I have more clinical experience, but they are paid)
350hrs total non-clinical volunteering with under-served communities

I know about LizzyM's advice on how many hours is enough, but I was just curious to see if this was adequate for most schools, including the highly service oriented ones. Thanks
Over how long a period did you accumulate the 350 hours of nonclinical volunteering? What was your role?
 
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Hello, just wanted your opinion on whether or not the hours I will have completed below are competitive enough for the service-oriented medical schools that are out there.

550hrs total clinical volunteering (I have more clinical experience, but they are paid)
350hrs total non-clinical volunteering with under-served communities

I know about LizzyM's advice on how many hours is enough, but I was just curious to see if this was adequate for most schools, including the highly service oriented ones. Thanks
Those are great hours!!!
 
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Is some of the (projected) 550 clinical volunteering from the first 1.5 years of college or did you start that about the same time?
Yes, I started my clinical volunteering early on in my college career, before the non-clinical volunteering began unfortunately
 
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Yes, I started my clinical volunteering early on in my college career
Your accumulated volunteer hours are terrific, and if looked at in aggregate should reflect well on you with service-oriented med schools (though I'd have liked to see some type of nonmedical community service started before 6 months ago).
 
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Your accumulated volunteer hours are terrific, and if looked at in aggregate should reflect well on you with service-oriented med schools (though I'd have liked to see some type of nonmedical community service started before 6 months ago).
Great, thanks so much Catalystik! I agree, I wish I started volunteering at the soup kitchen earlier, it's really a rewarding experience! Thanks again, I really appreciate your feedback!
 
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