mynamehere

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Apr 5, 2010
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So i'm trying to figure out what experience i can benefit the most from.
i've been reading that emt-b is overall not comparable to the clinical / research exp. do you guys agree?

is having a lot more shadowing experience not equivalent to more direct patient contact such as emt-b!?

and with regards to what research entails:
mine is more of data gathering , information researching, pretty much all data and literature. is this looked highly upon and is it considered as the research everyone talks about?

is it reasonable to write a ps that will explain the bumps in my academia (lower GPA) but the overall experience i learned from, specific to my own? or is that too cliche?


siggh.. thanks all. i tried searching but i feel i'm so specific..
 
Mar 2, 2010
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Speaking as someone with an EMT license who recently went through the application process...

Being an EMT can provide some opportunities for good experience; however, it cannot replace what physician shadowing provides. I've spent a whole lot more time acting as an EMT-IV than I have spent shadowing, yet I have gained a lot more from the shadowing. Plus adcomms want to see that you know what being a physician entails... Just something to keep in mind.

As for the personal statement..
http://www.studentdoctor.net/2010/04/personal-statement-myths/

Best of luck!
 
Aug 31, 2009
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Speaking as someone with an EMT license who recently went through the application process...

Being an EMT can provide some opportunities for good experience; however, it cannot replace what physician shadowing provides. I've spent a whole lot more time acting as an EMT-IV than I have spent shadowing, yet I have gained a lot more from the shadowing. Plus adcomms want to see that you know what being a physician entails... Just something to keep in mind.

As for the personal statement..
http://www.studentdoctor.net/2010/04/personal-statement-myths/

Best of luck!
Just curious ... did you actually have to go through the 24 hr shift when involving yourself in EMT?
 
Mar 2, 2010
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Are you referring to the clinical hours required for licensing during the course?