A Gimlet Eye
15+ Year Member
- Sep 4, 2006
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1) Giving priority to good grades was the right thing to do, but be aware that not all med schools will be fine with passive shadowing as the sole source of patient experience.1) I have always been told that clinical work experience is nice, but not necessary and that shadowing is the main concern. I'm not a nontraditional student, but I had a nontraditional route through college and was not able to accommodate a scribe/EMT job because my last 2.5 years when I switched into premed were filled with advanced sciences and an on campus job was the best option to maintain grades.
2) It's more than video games, but it encompasses that too. I got into computers awhile back and built my own, staying up to date with tech stuff is something I really enjoy and I've gone on to help a few friends build their own PCs as well. The video games part is just because they've been my main source of decompressing from stress/work and is a way I keep up with several friends who I don't live near anymore.
2) I suggest de-emphasizing the video game playing as much as possible (due to stodgy oldsters among adcomms). The rest of your computer-related interests sound terrific, though. [Disclaimer: ex-gamer here.]