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New Employment Position & Employment Description with regards to AMCAS Work/Activities Section - Please Help!

ChasingZebras

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Hey there! I was hoping someone could offer some insight, especially adcoms @Goro , @LizzyM , @gyngyn

I was planning on submitting my AMCAS primary today, however, I'm starting a new job on June 15th. I'll be a COVID screener/"Entrance Control Officer" at my university hospital on a temporary contract, working full-time until Dec 31st. I've already included this in my AMCAS primary, and listed that I'll be starting on the 15th. My question is, should I wait until I actually start the job to submit the primary? Or is submitting now fine? I already have a good understanding of what I will be doing.

My second question is, would this fall under clinical or non-clinical employment? Following the rule of thumb, I will be "close enough to smell patients" at certain times but not all the time. Any advice?

Furthermore, I am a little lacking in the Leadership - category department on my application (only have 1 position so far), and I was debating on listing one of my past employments as a Personal Trainer under Leadership as opposed to just non-clinical employment. I believe this particular job fits the criteria for Leadership at least on some level, though I am unsure as to how ADCOMS would view this? I don't want it to come off as disingenuous.

Any and all help is much appreciated, thank you so much!
 
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I am a little lacking in the Leadership - category department on my application (only have 1 position so far), and I was debating on listing one of my past employments as a Personal Trainer under Leadership as opposed to just non-clinical employment. I believe this particular job fits the criteria for Leadership at least on some level, though I am unsure as to how ADCOMS would view this? I don't want it to come off as disingenuous.
If you were in charge of other Personal Trainers then it was leadership. If you were solely a Personal Trainer of clients, it is either Employment-Not Medical/Clinical or Teaching.
 
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You can include it but be completely transparent as you actually havent done anything yet
"Starting a new position on DATE with PROJECTED HOURS of. Duties are EXPECTED to be....
Thank you! Would you suggest I classify it as clinical or non-clinical employment? As mentioned above, I deal with patients - although, not exclusively.


If you were in charge of other Personal Trainers then it was leadership. If you were solely a Personal Trainer of clients, it is either Employment-Not Medical/Clinical or Teaching.
Makes sense, thank you for the clarification!
 
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