Quitting a volunteer position and starting another one close to your application cycle

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RespectTheChemistry

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I am applying this coming cycle.

I have a volunteer position I have been at for 4.5 years. There have been some policy changes and I am just not enjoying it like I used to because my patient interactions have gotten a lot more limited there. It's painfully boring organizing and cleaning with little bits of patient interaction mixed in. It used to be all patient interaction.

It's February. Should I hang in there a couple more months or call it a day now?

If I quit, my Thursday nights will be freed up. What if I wanted to replace the time I am spending on this clinical volunteering position with a nonclinical one elsewhere? Would that position started in ~March of my cycle still add something useful to my app?

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With 4.5 years of commitment, it definitely is fine to call it and move on.

From the WAMC you shared a while ago, getting around 50 hours in a new non clinical volunteering activity is unnecessary and wouldn’t add anything.
 
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With 4.5 years of commitment, it definitely is fine to call it and move on.

From the WAMC you shared a while ago, getting around 50 hours in a new non clinical volunteering activity is unnecessary and wouldn’t add anything.

Thank you!

I am very impressed at your thoroughness. I forgot I even made that WAMC until you brought it up. :)

Have a great day. :)
 
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wow 7+ year member and ur just in the application process. u joined sdn around the time u graduated middle school?

kinda boggles my mind tbh o_O
 
wow 7+ year member and ur just in the application process. u joined sdn around the time u graduated middle school?

kinda boggles my mind tbh o_O

No, I was 19 when I joined SDN.

I just had a lot of personal problems in my early 20s that led to a long gap between thinking about medicine and actually applying. I was going to apply a couple cycles ago, but got cold feet and wanted to spend more time figuring out what I wanted before investing in an application cycle.
 
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