- May 10, 2019
- Status (Visible)
I started working full-time as a medical scribe which is from 8-5 every weekday. I have been volunteering at Meals on Wheels, but because it is only open on hours when I scribe, I won't be able to volunteer there anymore. I had written on my AACOMAS application that I planned on volunteering there for 2 hrs/week before matriculating to medical school, and since I submitted my app a while ago I can't edit that part out. This was the only nonclinical volunteering activity that I had, and there doesn't seem to be any nonclinical weekend volunteer activities around my area right now. I'm sure that if I interview at medical schools, it is likely that they'll ask me what I'm currently doing, and if I am still volunteering there (since I put that it is a current activity on my app). Would it severely hurt my chances that I have stopped a volunteering activity that I listed on my app, or is it fine since I do have a solid reason for it? I don't want to come off that I was lying on my app because I did not know what hours I was going to be assigned to as a scribe at the time, and I'm not really comfortable with asking my supervisor to alter my schedule for a volunteering activity, since the hospital I am working at really needs scribes during their business hours.