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non-medical work experience as an EC?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by kam730, Jun 30, 2002.

  1. kam730

    kam730 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I am just curious if non-medical work experiences (eg. restaurants) should be included as post-secondary experience. Have any of you included such experience?
     
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  3. UCLA2000

    UCLA2000 7+ Year Member

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    Is it an ec or a job? If it's a job then list it under work experience... (it's on secondaries I dunno if it's on the primary)
     
  4. Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003]

    Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003] Platinum Member 7+ Year Member

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    I worked at many jobs but I included only the ones that were related to medicine to show some of my personal qualities. Who cares that I was sorting mail for 6 months?
     
  5. kam730

    kam730 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I am just talking about regular jobs (waiting tables, cashier, etc.). I wondered if it might be beneficial to include them simply as further evidence of having developed good people skills. But, I dont know what adcoms are looking for really.
     
  6. Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003]

    Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003] Platinum Member 7+ Year Member

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    If it did help you to communicate more effectively, I think that it is worth of mentioning it. I had a quite a bit of medicine related experience so I did not really have any space either in my personal statement or EC list for anything else.
     
  7. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    I grade math papers as a job and I listed that...
    If you had a job, that took up a lot of your time, so I think you should list it for that reason. If you have gaps in time with no activity, they'll wonder, so you should probably just list it.
     

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