Medical Internship?

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    How much do you think participating in a medical internship would improve your application?
    Would it be a drastic or mild improvement?

    For example: spending a month in a foreign country working in a hospital.
     

    BABSstudent

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      How much do you think participating in a medical internship would improve your application?
      Would it be a drastic or mild improvement?

      For example: spending a month in a foreign country working in a hospital.

      I spent two months working in a foreign hospital and I talked a lot about it in my PS, as well as listing it as one of my most meaningful experiences.

      That being said, I don't know if it did much. I got interviews at places my MCAT and GPA suggested I would. I guess the whole experience was something that sounds impressive to the normal people but to an adcom it isn't that great. However, I didn't do it for them, I did it for myself which is why I don't regret doing it. The language skills that I picked up seem to be the more positive thing that adcoms note.
       
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