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I am currently working with two doctors offices, one of which I basically do the basics of an MA or LPN. I triage patients and I assist the doctors with procedures such as PAPS, EKGs, Blood tests, ECT. I am getting paid for this since it is my employment but I was wondering how I would work this experience in? Do I simply use it as employment or would it be considered clincal experience? Thanks!
 

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I am currently working with two doctors offices, one of which I basically do the basics of an MA or LPN. I triage patients and I assist the doctors with procedures such as PAPS, EKGs, Blood tests, ECT. I am getting paid for this since it is my employment but I was wondering how I would work this experience in? Do I simply use it as employment or would it be considered clincal experience? Thanks!

Clinical experience and volunteerism are not synonymous.
 
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I don't think that she said anything about counting it as volunteerism. I am currently in a similar situation. I have been a paid emergency room scribe for 2 years and during that time I've had extensive and varied clinical experiences as well as getting paid. Since I had to make it a huge priority (at the sacrifice of other activities) because I was actually an employee with a contract, I put it under employment for AMCAS but I stressed in the description how it gave me intense exposure to the medical field. However (for those doing TMDSAS) I believe that we are allowed to list activities twice (under both healthcare and employment)...for those that are filling that out.

personally i kind of doubt that it will really matter which one you count it as in the category as long as you give a good description of what you did.
 
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well on AMCAS you would list this as employment and when you describe it (be it in your Work/Activities section where you get to list the 15 things that make you a stronger applicant, or be it in your interview) as paid clinical experience.

Arkansasranger, I don't think OP was intending to use this experience as volunteering, I think she simply wanted to know if she could combine cinical and emloyment
 

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I don't think that she said anything about counting it as volunteerism. I am currently in a similar situation. I have been a paid emergency room scribe for 2 years and during that time I've had extensive and varied clinical experiences as well as getting paid. Since I had to make it a huge priority (at the sacrifice of other activities) because I was actually an employee with a contract, I put it under employment for AMCAS but I stressed in the description how it gave me intense exposure to the medical field. However (for those doing TMDSAS) I believe that we are allowed to list activities twice (under both healthcare and employment)...for those that are filling that out.

personally i kind of doubt that it will really matter which one you count it as in the category as long as you give a good description of what you did.

I think he the second poster was saying that if you put it in "clinical experience" then it won't necessarily be taken as an unpaid experience. I would put it in as clinical experience though I agree with this poster that the description is what matters most.
 

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well on AMCAS you would list this as employment and when you describe it (be it in your Work/Activities section where you get to list the 15 things that make you a stronger applicant, or be it in your interview) as paid clinical experience.

Arkansasranger, I don't think OP was intending to use this experience as volunteering, I think she simply wanted to know if she could combine cinical and emloyment

I KNOW what the OP was saying, LOL. Geez. What I meant by my reply is why shouldn't you be able to count paid clinical experience as clinical experience. Afterall, it is clinical experience. I see no reason to do more of it on a volunteer basis. Get your volunteer quota filled doing whatever you want, and get your clinical experience filled however you want.
 

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I KNOW what the OP was saying, LOL. Geez. What I meant by my reply is why shouldn't you be able to count paid clinical experience as clinical experience. Afterall, it is clinical experience. I see no reason to do more of it on a volunteer basis. Get your volunteer quota filled doing whatever you want, and get your clinical experience filled however you want.

I totally agree.:thumbup:
 

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Why couldn't you put it as both (Or at least make clear through the written description that it's both)?

It seems like both to me.
 
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