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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by locitamd, Dec 20, 2001.

  1. locitamd

    locitamd Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    So I have a question for you all, and would appreciate all honest opinions. I?m officially done with all of my coursework as of late last night. Before the AMCAS fiasco, I had originally planned on spending the remainder of the year overseas working with a relief agency, e.g. Care or International Rescue Committee (for those unfamiliar, they are akin to Medicin Sans Frontieres). While I still would like nothing more than to carry out my plan, I think it would be unwise to leave the country having only had one interview thus far. Any ideas about how to spend the remainder of the year?

    Thanks in advance for the input.
     
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  3. WSUreds

    WSUreds Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Well, it really depends on your finacial situation. If you are not in great need of $$$, stay here and volunteer somewhere either clinically or just locally. Sounds like you already do alot of volunteering, so you know how rewarding it can be.
     
  4. locitamd

    locitamd Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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  5. UCLA2000

    UCLA2000 7+ Year Member

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    You can also volunteer in non medically based programs. Tutor kids, camp counselor, learn an instrument, learn to scuba dive. You can do all sorts of things with your time off.
     
  6. EMTgirl

    EMTgirl Member 7+ Year Member

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    maybe you should get a job and save some cash for med school moving expenses. honestly, if i was assured of my acceptance into med school, i would quit my jobs as an emt and an er tech and i would work at starbucks. or maybe a cool bookstore. i just want a kick back job where i can talk to interesting people that is totally NON medically related. we are going to do medicine for the rest of our lives, people, let's chill while we can!
     
  7. The Falconer

    The Falconer Member 7+ Year Member

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    EMTgirl has a point. You've done gobs of ec stuff! Kick it and relax, make some money and get ready for more studying! You will have more interviews to get to soon enough!
     

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