camisho

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Hey guys, I have volunteered 2 summers (one before senior year of high school, one after freshman year of college) at a pediatric facility for handicapped children, a summer at a nursing home and hospital in high school, and I have shadowed a family physician for 3 months (for which I got a LOR). I have also volunteered (non-health related) for a special youth project group tutorial for like the past 2.5 years. I am a graduating senior...is all this considered to be good volunteer experience, or am I lacking as far as quantity? Thanks!
 

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also, the 2 summers at the pediatric facility was about 30 hours a week.
 

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It's not about the hours or what's on the paper. It's about what you've learned from it and if you can express that well. If you can, then you're set.
 
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camisho

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REally!? Well, I definitely learned a lot, that's for sure.
 

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any other thoughts?
 

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anyone????????
 

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It doesn't seem like you have been consistent with health-related volunteering. You stopped after the summer of your freshman year? Also, High school work is not going to count. It also looks like you might be a little light on the clinical experience from what I have read of other posters-- nontheless, it is your overall profile that matters.

The 2.5 years in non-health activities could show your well-roundness. What other activities do you have?
 

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Like I said, I volunteered for a youth tutorial for refugees for the past couple of years, and have been lightly involved with a student religious organization. I think I do have enough experience as an individual, but I not as much recently. I am a bit worried.
 

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also, i spent a little bit of time at the pediatric facility again last summer (I usually go sometimes when I am home on breaks and stuff).
 
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