Knicks17

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Hey guys so this Fall I'm volunteering for Hospice, is this considered clinical or non clinical volenteering? Also I am starting a Fundraiser for the Kids in Syria I am only doing this for awareness and from the kindness of my heart but would this show any significance on my Resume? Thanks
 

aldol16

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Hospice volunteering is clinical if you are dealing with the patient - e.g. providing companionship, activities, etc. Don't worry about whether your other activity will impact your resume and how med schools look at you. Do it for yourself and you'll be fine.
 
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Knicks17

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Thanks, Would the fundraising be considered a positive I don't want to flare a political agenda
 

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Thanks, Would the fundraising be considered a positive I don't want to flare a political agenda
Fund raising for international concerns will be viewed less positively than hands-on service to those in need in the US. You'd do better to spin it as a leadership activity than as a non-medical volunteer gig, if you decide to proceed.
Hospice volunteering is clinical if you are dealing with the patient - e.g. providing companionship, activities, etc. Don't worry about whether your other activity will impact your resume and how med schools look at you. Do it for yourself and you'll be fine.
I agree with this. If your primary purpose is to run errands, clean house, and do laundry/cook, it would not be "clinical."
 

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Thanks, Would the fundraising be considered a positive I don't want to flare a political agenda
Stop worrying about appearing "politically-correct." You should be doing these activities because you are passionate about it - and in that case, you wouldn't have to worry about the politics of it.
 
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