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pat: How much clinical experience is necessary?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Jim Henderson, Aug 23, 1999.

  1. Jim Henderson

    Jim Henderson 10+ Year Member

    Aug 22, 1999
    I am currently a junior majoring in Cell Biology (pre-med). I have a pretty good GPA
    right now (3.95) and will be doing cancer research for the next 2 years, as well as
    remaining involved in many time-consuming extracurricular activities both on and off
    campus. Assuming I still do well on the MCAT, how much clinical experience do I need
    to get into a really good medical school (I still plan to shadow some doctors)? Any
    information you could give me would be appreciated. Also, I am interested in
    participating in a medical mission trip, so any information with which you could provide
    me concerning these trips would be helpful, too. Thanks.
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  3. drhenderson

    drhenderson Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 1999
    Columbia, MO, USA
    Clinical experience is not really expected as a premed, but of course it is a plus.
    A medical mission trip would be an excellent way to get some clinical experience, as well as do some good in the worl.

    Please see the Medical Mission Trip section of the premed and medical student portions of for links!
  4. loltothebankaccount


    Jun 22, 2015
    Really? I've heard the opposite. Clinical is basically a requirement and mission trips aren't really that useful. Isn't this correct?
  5. yeezuswest

    yeezuswest 2+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2015
    Lol, you realize this thread is like, 16 years old? You've dug up some ancient history here...

    Btw, to answer your question, you are correct. The pre-med landscape has changed a lot since the 1900's...
  6. Hospitalized

    Hospitalized 2+ Year Member

    Sep 8, 2014
    Is anyone else disturbed by the fact that Jim Henderson received a reply from drhenderson, and they both have the same signature? Yet, they joined on different dates, and reside in different states. This 1999 internet is trippy.

    Edit: Oh my. Don't skip back to page 3500 or whatever. SDN may have been founded on a psycho pre-med answering his own questions.

    Edit 2: The first thread with a user other than Jim.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2015
  7. allantois

    allantois 5+ Year Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    (c) cancer research people trying to get into medical school with minimal clinical exposure since 1999
  8. Pusheen

    Pusheen silently judging 2+ Year Member

    Nov 26, 2014
    The Golden State
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2015
  9. Banco


    May 28, 2014
    I'm pretty sure OP and the first reply are the same person. Trying to boost SDN's forum eh, Henderson?
  10. GrapesofRath

    GrapesofRath 2+ Year Member

    May 5, 2015
    This thread is older than some of the people probably posting on it right now.
  11. whitemagic

    whitemagic ***

    Mar 18, 2015
    Lol the first two replies are absolute gold. I don't know why but for some reason when I think of 1999 SDN I think of witch doctors using potions and spells. Even though it was only 16 years ago.
  12. Holmwood

    Holmwood WOW 2+ Year Member

    Jul 19, 2014
    Neat find. Too elaborate to be at troll.

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