10+ Year Member
- Apr 23, 2008
Shadowing and volunteering, do I need both? That is to say, I know I need more clinical experience and that it is important for med school applications, and given the choice of the two, I would rather shadow a doctor instead of volunteering at a hospital, because I feel that I would learn more and gather more insight about the profession (I am also working with the assumption that premed volunteers in big hospitals don't do anything of real importance, right??). Is there some importance of volunteering at a hospital as opposed to shadowing doctors?