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    Hey everyone,
    So I have volunteered at a hospital near my home for over a year now and I really like it there. Everyone at the hospital is friendly (granted people have bad days), supports each other, and it just feels like a truly wonderful community to be a part of. Because of all of the aforementioned things, I really wanted to engage more in the hospital life and be as active as I possibly could. So, I have a few things going on there right now;
    -I shadow different doctors at the hospital
    -I will participate in their pre-med "summer" program
    -I've started to do hospice in the hospital's hospice program.
    -Continued volunteering

    Like I said before, I love the place and I try to be involved in other things as well, like potluck, volunteer's dinner, Valentine's Day celebrations etc. I also volunteer to help at random things like big events, whenever my student schedule allows that.

    After talking to a fellow premed, I was told that it doesn't look good to have all of these experiences done at the same hospital. She said I should branch out more and be involved in multiple hospitals or clinics. Obviously, I'm not going to cancel my shadowing and hospice etc, but I still want to hear what is your opinion on this? I just genuinely love the hospital community, where everyone from janitors to volunteers to doctors are being treated with the same smiling faces and made feel good&welcome, so I never even though of this being an issue.

    Now that I think of this, I think it just shows "loyalty" and commitment to my community. What about you? Do you think my fellow pre-med is right or do you think it shows commitment to my hospital's community? Or, do you think I'm just getting a little too neurotic by even asking this question haha!?:laugh:
    I'd love to hear the opinions of the respected adcoms and others working closely with lots of premeds!

    Thank you once again for your help!
    @Goro @gyngyn @LizzyM @HomeSkool
    You were advised by literally the most ignorant pre-med in the history of the Universe.
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      Real life applicant with success this cycle here who did all my clinical experience(s) with one hospital...

      ECs ----> Quality of experiences at one hospital over quantity of experiences a various medical facilities...
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