Just for clarification, what about pharm tech certifications?LizzyM, an SDN poster who's an adcomm, has said that "if you are close enough to smell patients, it's a clinical experience." Her newer definition says that there should be someone on the premises who can write prescriptions. Both optometrists and dentists have limited prescription-writing ability, and while they mainly do preventive care, they do see sick people too (eye infection, corneal ulcers, diabetic retinopathy, tooth abscess, gum infection, etc). I think this would be partly clinical experience, but it should not stand alone. You need to have face-to-face patient interaction with medically-ill people in a clinic or hospital where doctors work, too.