Narnajas

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Hey guys,

I will be applying to USMD/USDO as a Canadian reapplicant this coming cycle. My goal this past year has been to improve my shadowing hours (had 0 the first time I applied), and I managed to get 16 hours of non-primary care shadowing. Getting shadowing opportunities is painfully difficult in Canada, but I managed to plan some more shadowing (including primary care), but unfortunately, they were all cancelled/postphoned indefinitely due to COVID-19. Would it be appropriate to list these opportunities on my applications anyway as future experiences if I plan on completing them after the COVID situation eases up? I would of course get permission from the physicians before I listed these future hours. I understand that I won't be able to talk about them at all in my applications, but I feel like they would sort of fulfill an application "checkmark" so to speak.

Some additional information: I will have around 400 hours of clinical volunteering between a hospital's long-term care center and as a COVID-19 screener at another hospital, I can speak meaningfully about the LTC experience, but probably not as much about the screener position.

Appreciate any advice!
 
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Hey guys,

I will be applying to USMD/USDO as a Canadian reapplicant this coming cycle. My goal this past year has been to improve my shadowing hours (had 0 the first time I applied), and I managed to get 16 hours of non-primary care shadowing. Getting shadowing opportunities is painfully difficult in Canada, but I managed to plan some more shadowing (including primary care), but unfortunately, they were all cancelled/postphoned indefinitely due to COVID-19. Would it be appropriate to list these opportunities on my applications anyway as future experiences if I plan on completing them after the COVID situation eases up? I would of course get permission from the physicians before I listed these future hours. I understand that I won't be able to talk about them at all in my applications, but I feel like they would sort of fulfill an application "checkmark" so to speak.

Some additional information: I will have around 400 hours of clinical volunteering between a hospital's long-term care center and as a COVID-19 screener at another hospital, I can speak meaningfully about the LTC experience, but probably not as much about the screener position.

Appreciate any advice!
I believe there is space on AMCAS and TMDSAS to list activities between the time of application and matriculation as future activities.
 

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