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Paid/Volunteer Clinical or Direct Patient Care Positions for Someone with a Bachelor's and Experience?

Blue Lion

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Sep 4, 2019
Trying to find some of these positions lately and it has just been so hard. Feels like a lot of the ones that I am applying for (Research Tech., Medical Assistant, Nurse Aide, Phlebotomist), have all rejected me on the basis of being over-qualified in regards to both education and the experience that I have.

I know that right now might not be the best time to be looking for these sort of positions, but this is like the sole aspect of my application that most med school officers have said needs improvement, so I would appreciate any advice that y'all have on this topic. Especially from people who were in a similar position.

Essentially trying to know what would I guess be the next step up from the positions I listed? Or what sort of opportunities y'all took on in order to fulfill this sort of recommendation?


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May 12, 2017
  1. Pre-Medical
Not an answer to your question, but my own question: how are you qualified to apply for nurse aide, medical assistant, or phlebotomist positions? In my state, almost all of these positions require completion of a program, certification, and/or experience. If you want direct patient experience without going to community college for 6-12 months, you’re relegated to either receptionist work or volunteering with minimal contact.
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Dec 15, 2019
  1. Pre-Medical
What experience do you have? It looks like you are under qualified. MA, CNA, phlebotomist all need some sort of course/certification which can take a few months. Unfortunately I was in the middle of my cna course when it got postponed indefinitely due to coronavirus, and it seems like I won't be able to get a part time healthcare job for awhile.
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