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Premed International Experience?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by grassisgreener, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. grassisgreener

    grassisgreener Pre-Med
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    I would really like to volunteer internationally next year. I am currently a freshmen premed chem major.

    I found this site http://www.cfhi.org/web/index.php

    They want senior premed only. Idealistically I want to do something like this next year before I start buckling down for transfer and MCAT's. Not only for experience but to put on my apps for med school.

    Does anyone out there know of a program that will take pre-transfer premed students?

    Thanks!:idea:
     
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  3. justdoit31

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    islonline has a medical trip program that goes to central american and african countries... kinda expensive though (I personally didn't do that)

    you might consider studying abroad through your school- even if it is not medically related it makes you look very diverse. I did 2 study abroad trips and 2 humanitarian missions trips (through private groups) and my study abroad trips were asked about the most (see MDapps)

    Good Luck!
     
  4. grassisgreener

    grassisgreener Pre-Med
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    AWESOME!! I was thinking of going through the school. Thanks so much!
     
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    I did a CFHI program after my sophomore year. It worked out fine. I made it a part of my application and have had the opportunity to talk about it during interviews and a lot of the secondary essays. I would recommend it. I was working with local physicians along side other MD medical students from the US and Mexican medical students as well. The thing is though, its really quite expensive.

    Edit: I also got some good letters of rec out of the experience.
     
  6. TexasPhysician

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    I used isl and it was fantastic!
     
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    i would look and see if your undergrad institution has any sort of grant or scholarship for this type of thing.
     
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    I am not sure what exact kind of program you are looking for, but I know of an organization that does international service trips regarding optometry/ophthalmology. It's called Unite for Sight; you can do a quick Google search to find their website.
     

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