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Experience in the field

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Pathologist, Dec 8, 2000.

  1. Pathologist

    Pathologist Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 29, 2000
    Fostoria, Ohio, USA
    I've heard a lot of people say that it helps to have worked in the health field. I've been working at a nursing home since I was 16. Would this kind of health care experience be something that would help me get into med school?
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  3. alceria

    alceria Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2000
    Detroit, MI
    Assuming that you are working with the patients in the nursing home, and not filing papers away in a back office or something, I would say, yes, this should count. You might want to volunteer at a hospital for a semester or two as well so you also can experience what working in a hospital is like. But if you are pressed for time, I'm sure they will be satisfied with your nursing home experiences, as long as you've had lots of patient contact. [​IMG]


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