I don't know if this or something similar has happened to anyone else, if not, then the following will sound pretty ludicrous. When I was shadowing a neurosurgeon he let me make the incision in the scalp and drill the holes in the skull (and it was a live human patient and not a cadaver). I was wondering if I should put this down on my application or mention it in any interviews. I am worried that if I mention it I will come off kind of cocky, not to mention illegal on the doctor's part. I don't know what to do because this is about as much "clinical experience" as you can get; but on the other hand, I don't want the adcoms to think that I think I am as good as a doctor b/c of the surgery and therefore they should let me in. I am just wondering what you would do. Thanks for the advice. NCF PS even if you think the above is a complete and total lie, just humor me and answer it like it really did happen.