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Hey all any advice on which job I should take would be immensely helpful. A little bit about me: just graduated from a public state uni, doing a 1 yr post bac program in DC.

AMCAS cGPA: 3.48
AMCAS sPA: 3.41
MCAT: planning on January date
EC's: 8 months working as ED scribe in small rural hospital, 60 hours shadowing over various specialties, 150 hours ED volunteering, 50 hours non-clinical volunteering (will add to this over time), 2 years extensive research, various summer jobs and part time jobs during school, tutoring, TA, leadership roles, etc.

Job 1: part time job as a sales rep in a local store which seems chill and would leave me ample time to study for MCAT. Not related to medicine whatsoever but rather home improvement

Job 2: MA/Scribe at a big ENT/Facial plastic surgery outpatient clinic. Some of the best doctors in the area work here and I feel it would be a fantastic experience and allows more direct patient contact (leading to rooms, taking vitals, some surgical prep) compared to just working as ED scribe as I did in the past. The commute will be a bitch though. At least an hour there and back in traffic.

Which one should I take? Not sure if I have enough clinical experience.

Thanks!

Edit: I forgot to mention that both jobs would allow me to use Spanish (one of my majors in undergrad), although in different capacities/environments (sales vs clinical setting). Not sure if that matters or not.
 

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Hey all any advice on which job I should take would be immensely helpful. A little bit about me: just graduated from a public state uni, doing a 1 yr post bac program in DC.

AMCAS cGPA: 3.48
AMCAS sPA: 3.41
MCAT: planning on January date
EC's: 8 months working as ED scribe in small rural hospital, 60 hours shadowing over various specialties, 150 hours ED volunteering, 50 hours non-clinical volunteering (will add to this over time), 2 years extensive research, various summer jobs and part time jobs during school, tutoring, TA, leadership roles, etc.

Job 1: part time job as a sales rep in a local store which seems chill and would leave me ample time to study for MCAT. Not related to medicine whatsoever but rather home improvement

Job 2: MA/Scribe at a big ENT/Facial plastic surgery outpatient clinic. Some of the best doctors in the area work here and I feel it would be a fantastic experience and allows more direct patient contact (leading to rooms, taking vitals, some surgical prep) compared to just working as ED scribe as I did in the past. The commute will be a bitch though. At least an hour there and back in traffic.

Which one should I take? Not sure if I have enough clinical experience.

Thanks!

Edit: I forgot to mention that both jobs would allow me to use Spanish (one of my majors in undergrad), although in different capacities/environments (sales vs clinical setting). Not sure if that matters or not.
You should take neither job and just focus on studying for this presumably Georgetown SMP program you're in and just worry about MCAT.

If money is an issue...Job 2 since you'll get good experience. But it'll be more work than Job 1. Do not prioritize your work over your studying
 

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You should take neither job and just focus on studying for this presumably Georgetown SMP program you're in and just worry about MCAT.

If money is an issue...Job 2 since you'll get good experience. But it'll be more work than Job 1. Do not prioritize your work over your studying
Not an SMP, not at G'town, but duly noted; my intent is to prioritize the mcat over all right now. Thank you very much for your input!
 
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Job 2 for sure. An hour isn't terrible, especially if there is traffic. If money is an issue, then go get paid b/c no one else is gonna pay your bills.
MCAT is the #1 priority.
 

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Job 2 for sure. An hour isn't terrible, especially if there is traffic. If money is an issue, then go get paid b/c no one else is gonna pay your bills.
MCAT is the #1 priority.
I agree, so I wanna work somewhere that allows me ample time to study. Thanks very much for your input!
 
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