I'm an upcoming senior (applying at the end of my senior year), and I am considering getting involved volunteering at a local nursing home to get more clinical experience (and because of an interest in it). My question though is will it be considered clinical exposure, even I'm doing things like just speaking to the residents, helping with Bingo or whatever else? I've heard LizzyM's standard response, just wondering if I could get a more specific answer. Just for info if it helps, I have lots of other non-clinical volunteering and shadowing. Been volunteering in a free clinic for over a year and shadowing/helping a general surgeon who does a specialty clinic at the free clinic every week for over a year. The local hospital doesn't allow volunteers to do anything with exposure in the ER/Surg/Med wards, so that's a no go, and I don't want to have to travel to the next large city to get my experience with the way gas is going. Any help would be great. Thanks!