Doubt it will help much with residency.Hello,
as matriculation nears, I have to make some important decisions. Currently I'm still employed as an ER Tech/Secretary in a small (15 rooms) ER in a college town in the mid west. It's an outstanding good gig for pre-med.
I have to decide whether I want to quit it completely or go PRN, work a shift here and there, mostly during holidays or winter/summer breaks. I have developed a lot of mentorship relations with our doctors and they have taught me a lot of things, making most of patients encounters a learning opportunity. It was always implied that this relationship would continue while in medical school.
Would it be beneficial to go PRN and work there as a med student? I am talking here about experience in terms of future residency. EM is strongly on my radar as I really have felt comfortable in that environment for the past two years. Would PRN experience be of value in terms of future EM residency applications?
I understand that medical school has a heavy time demand and I am really talking here about working 3-4 shifts during school break (probably more in the summer).
Any input on your expert side is always of value.
It’s good to keep in the loop though and I think a few shifts here and there would be ok. Honestly, I don’t know anyone in my med school class that had a job. Personally I can’t see how that would even be doable if you wanna kick a** in med school.
I think doing well in your courses, your boards, getting good LOR and SLOEs for EM is what will help you match EM.