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Volunteering with underserved?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by sharpieLIFE, Sep 21, 2014.

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    Try medical missions in a 3rd world nation where people do not have easy access to health care. I did it for several weeks over 3 summers and it just got me an II at UCLA. Just make sure you go with credible organizations and actually do something meaningful (Do not do medical tourism which medical missions is often associated with). Mine was at a surgery clinic and a hospital where I was able to assist in surgeries and work in medical brigades in local villages.
     
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    Any population which is not adequately served in your area. A free clinic sounds like a wonderful way to volunteer with the underserved.
     
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    Yep, there are plenty of people in just about any city, including in the USA without adequate access to healthcare: the poor, people with certain disabilities, people with certain illnesses or mental illnesses, many transgender people, some LGB people, perhaps certain ethnic groups, homeless youth (regardless of family of origin), some victims of domestic violence or abuse, etc.

    I'm not sure if certain ADCOMs have favorites or a list of acceptable "underserved" groups. If they do, I suspect that the homeless shelter and free clinic would be on there. They seem to be the most popular gigs.
     
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    Highly depends on how you focus your application.
     
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