I'm looking for a job for the 16 months or so until I (hopefully) start medical school. I have an offer to work as an HR assistant at a group practice. My question is, will this look at all impressive to an admissions committee? Or should I continue trying to find a job with more patient contact? The reason I am asking is because the assistant director of admissions for my top choice medical school came and spoke at my school recently, and he made a big deal about how important it is to have "paid clinical experience." He doesn't think that volunteer experience is nearly as useful as paid work experience, because he thinks that the HIPPA rules prevent volunteers from gaining much useful experience. I disagree with him, because I think my volunteer experience with both a hospice and a free clinic has been really valuable. But nevertheless, I need to get some paid work experience in order to impress the admissions committee. I've been applying for months for low-level health care jobs that would entail some patient contact, but haven't even gotten a call back until now. So, what do you think? Should I take the HR job, or keep trying to get a job as a lab tech or something like that?