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Personal trainer as EC

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by crazytrainz111, May 18, 2014.

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  1. crazytrainz111

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    Hey guys, I'm entering my senior year and will be taking a course that will allow me to become a nationally certified personal trainer. I love fitness, and was planning to put "fitness" down under hobbies. My other EC's consist of some research, clinical volunteering, shadowing, teaching, academic advising, and other leadership areas. Do you guys think this would be something worthwhile to pursue? Or should I focus on something more clinical?

    I plan on taking a gap year, and was thinking of doing part time scribe and part time personal trainer
     
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  3. sobored

    sobored 2+ Year Member

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    Yeah that sounds great. Just make sure you look like you are a personal trainer, for interviews (if you catch my drift).
     
  4. cs24

    cs24 2+ Year Member

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    Personal trainer is a great EC. Shows your attention to non-clinical determinants of health and ability to work with and motivate people.
     
  5. crazytrainz111

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    Thanks for the support guys. Would this be the best way for me to invest my time though? My only clinical experiences are clinical volunteering and shadowing, and scribing which I plan to do during my gap year. I personally think my app lacks clinical experience. I know I would love the job, but in terms of gaining admissions, should I be going for something that's more clinically relevant?
     
  6. Elevencents

    Elevencents 5+ Year Member

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    Do what you like and can speak passionately about. That means much more than an experience you get little out of and only do to "look good".
     
  7. crazytrainz111

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    This is a good point. I'm thinking of admissions in terms of a game that I have to play, but if I play for myself, I can still win.
     
  8. crazytrainz111

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    bump any other thoughts?
     
  9. OrgasmicChemistry

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    Scribing for a year will be more than enough clinical experience to get you admitted. Continuing with the other volunteering and what not would look good though.
     
  10. idkididk

    idkididk 2+ Year Member

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    I'm thinking of doing the same thing but without a class, just studying for the test on my own. As long as you're passionate!
     

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