kiwiplanter

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I am having a dilemma: I am a pre-med student that still has 6 classes to take before I can apply to med school (really before i can take the mcat). I am scheduled to begin a semester of classes next spring (because of the course availability). I have been offered a position to work in a mental health care clinic that treats disabled adults. I would be working directly with the patients as a care taker. My problem is the fact that I will have to relocate down south, and this also means that I will have to put off school, perhaps a semester or a year... I know the experience is invaluable, but does it seem worth it since it will mean putting off school?
 

notdeadyet

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This is a duplicate thread to the one in Pre-Alllo. Duplicating threads is against SDN's TOS. You need to close either this one of or the one in Pre-Allo (I'd recommend closing this one; you'll get more volume in pre-allo).
 
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Wait, you'd be working full-time and taking at least a semester off from school?

Aren't there any other opportunities that you could do part-time while attending classes?
 

buffdoc

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My vote is to put the priority on finishing your BS/BA degree. You can get plenty of patient contact and experience in the health care field by volunteering in your community hospital during the summers.