i did the same thing, but i didn't get paid nearly as much!!! it was a summer job, though, so i guess i couldn't have expected to much (there certainly weren't benefits, etc.). there were other people with clinical research coordinator positions...those pay better and involve some kind of benefits, i think... if anyone knows more, go ahead and post it.Originally posted by jkway
While an undergrad I got a clinical research job. It was great because it paided $10/hour for going into the rooms of patients in an ER and seeing if they qualified for a number of research projects. If they qualified then I would collect data that was relavent for the research. It was a great job, because it really gave me a lot of patient interaction and allowed me to make some money. I heard that alot of hospitals offer jobs like this. Definently look into it in your area.
I agree with this too. It's more important to do community service work that you enjoy rather than seeking clinical experiences for your resume. Find EC that are fun and make you happy. You'll be an interesting candidate in the end.Originally posted by doepug
I got into plenty of med schools with a CV full of research experience without any clinical exposure. Don't listen to anyone who tells you that you don't have a good chance.
Fact of the matter is that you'll be in a clinical setting for the rest of your life with an MD. Adcoms know that.
Don't do clinical work to pad your resume. Don't be the cookie cutter applicant. Be yourself, and you'll do fine in the admissions game.
MS III, Johns Hopkins