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JustaDO

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No, as volunteers are a dime a dozen, and you being there or not more then likely does not have a bearing on anyone's day, nor would anyone be likely to remember you.

Yes, plenty of people have quit things they don't like before.
 
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LizzyM

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You will need some volunteering over the course of your college career if you intend to apply right out of college. In my opinion, everyone should be able to average 1 hour of service in their local community per week over 156 weeks (three years between HS graduation and the time you apply as a rising college senior). If you have volunteer hours, either clinical or non-clinical, from some other activity, go ahead and drop the hospital. However, consider that you give pre-meds a bad name because the hospital invested resources (employee time, training materials, etc) and that has all been a waste.
 

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Yes I plan on volunteering somewhere else... my other motivation is that I volunteer in the ED and also work in the ED, so on a personal level I don't feel like I'm gaining anything or learning anything from my volunteer position, which is basically no set responsibilities-- just do whatever odds and ends needs to be done, and clean some beds.

And yes, I'm aware that I'm causing them an inconvenience... I feel bad about it, but I guess not bad enough to continue an unpaid position over a paid position that I don't enjoy.

Anyway, thanks for the responses.
 
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