Volunteer Program at Brigham and Women's

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  1. fiammarosa

    fiammarosa New Member

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    I thought I would post about this program I found on the Brigham and Women's (Boston) site. I did a search for it on SDN and didn't find anything, so...

    It's called the "Medical Careers Exploration Program" and it's for pre-meds. You do a total of 100 hours of volunteer work which culminates in shadowing a doctor. The best part is that you rotate through different departments (and after a certain number of hours, you can choose which ones you want to work in, like electives).

    They will write recommendation letters to add to medical school applications. Happily, they will accomodate post-baccs (like me!) and will work with your schedule. (unlike Dana-Farber and MGH, where they really only do 9-5).

    There is an orientation session the first Thursday of every month from 2:30-4:30pm (next one is Feb 7). They expect about 3-4 hours per week commitment. Rotations include Post-Anesthesia, Chemo Infusion, ER, Intensive Care, Throacic Surgery...

    I haven't started yet (I'll be at orientation on the 7th!), but it looks pretty good.

    Here is the web site: <a href="http://www.brighamandwomens.org/general/VolunteerPremedical.asp" target="_blank">http://www.brighamandwomens.org/general/VolunteerPremedical.asp</a>

    (The Brigham is also affiliated with Harvard Med so for those of you who want to go to Harvard, you could possibly make connections here)
     
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  3. Angeliqua

    Angeliqua Senior Member

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    thanks for sharing! I think I will be attending the orientation session on 2/7 as well! :)
     

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