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Taking time off

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by bubbles17, May 14, 2007.

  1. bubbles17

    bubbles17 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 3, 2005
    hi everyone-

    i was orginally planning to apply this cycle, but i just got back my mcat score...and not so great. =*( im really really bummed about it.

    I'm graduating in Decemeber, so since I probably will be apply now in the 2008-2009 cycle, that leaves me with 1.5 yrs off from school.

    what do people do in their time off? anyone know of some great health opportunties? especially in the bay area?

    thanks for your help!
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  3. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Orange, CA
    There is a pretty good program called Health Corps. The pay sucks (like $800/month - but most people on it qualify for food stamps so its not too bad plus at the end you get a 4-5k stipend for school). Basically you work in various clinics in the bay area, particularly ones that have high uninsured populations. There are various jobs you can get but in the end its really great clinical experience and a lot of fun.

    Let me know if you're interested and I'll PM you the contact info.
  4. emaj1n

    emaj1n M1 2+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2006
    Travel. Spend the time in another country that you won't have once you enter and finish medical school.

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