question about hospital volunteer hours

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  1. petlee1

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    would it be better(good enough) to keep doing 2-4 hrs/wk for 2 years and 2 summers or do 4 hr/wk during 1st summer, 2 hr/wk during 2 years of school, 21/hr wk during 2nd summer for the sake of getting in more hours?
     
  2. CodeBlu

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    Number of hours doesn't matter. It's the experiences you get while doing it.

    That being said... 21 hr/week is sort of crazy. Do 4 hours/week... continuity is key.
     
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    Agreed with the previous post. The number of hours does not matter. I volunteer for the neurological rehabilitation unit on the weekends from 10-5. For the most part I spend the time with the RN's hearing about their life and occasionally help out with therapy.
     
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    Honestly, I hate these questions. There is no "enough" hours. As said above, quality over quantity. What you do and what you put in is what matters.
     
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    One must remember, volunteering is not only a learning experience, but altruistic as well.
     
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    LOL @ anything one does to gain medical school admission being altruistic :laugh:
     

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