guitarguy23

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If I applying again for the next cycle but need to work, what are some good jobs I should shoot for to make some money but also do something clinical to improve my application?

Does anyone know about how you become a tech in a hospital? I'm in the second year of my master's degree and I'm not sure if I could do another program at this point jsut to be certified to work in that.

Any advice would be helpful!
 

glasshalfMD

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If I applying again for the next cycle but need to work, what are some good jobs I should shoot for to make some money but also do something clinical to improve my application?

Does anyone know about how you become a tech in a hospital? I'm in the second year of my master's degree and I'm not sure if I could do another program at this point jsut to be certified to work in that.

Any advice would be helpful!
Clinical research, FTW! :thumbup:
 

OGMD

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I'm reapplying and I do clinical research with a drug company. pays $20/hr 9-5 and it's flexible in terms of interviews. Craigslist ftw!
 
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It doesn't have to be medically-related btw. I have heard adcoms explicitly say so. You just have to be able to talk about what you learned from that experience and how those lessons can be applied to medicine and dealing with patients.

Now, I know most of us on here probably would prefer to do a medically-related job, so chase one all you want. But it is not necessary, so don't kill yourself trying to find one.

But if you get a non-medical job, keep volunteering in the medical field.
 

IlDestriero

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Become a brand ambassador for one of the global whisky/whiskey companies. Travel, useful people skills, unusual job, loot, perks, etc. Help scoring an interview? Hell yes. Everyone and his unsuccessful brother does research.
 

Gatsby

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See if your school offers any certification programs. If they don't, check out some local Community Colleges and see if they do the same.

For example, my school offers programs that train people to be CNAs or Phlebotomists. It's just a six week prep course that doesn't give you the actual ceritifiction, but it meant to fully prep you for the test needed to get that certification. Find a class to take, knock it out of the way and get looking.

There's always supposed to be work for CNAs(since LPNs are getting phased out) and Phlebotomists, though I'm not 100% sure if they'll be as highly looked upon for Pre-Med as they are for Nursing(which was what I was originally going to go for). Worth looking into though.
 

BearDownAZ

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I'm reapplying and I do clinical research with a drug company. pays $20/hr 9-5 and it's flexible in terms of interviews. Craigslist ftw!

Blah, I do Clinical Research at a university and get payed $12.55 for 8-5.

I'm getting screwed.