volunteering

camisho

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    How do adcoms view volunteering at nursing homes? Is this considered relevant, health-related volunteering, something that they like to see? Or am I way off? I have pretty decent prior volunteering at medical facilities, and tutoring (non-medical), but it was all very early in my college career and I haven't done anything quite as health related in about 2 years. I figure I should try to get in at least a couple of months of volunteering (looks like it will be the nursing home, which is cool) before I graduate and submit my AMCAS. Any thoughts appreciated.
     

    Trekkie963

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      I think that showing commitment to your volunteer activity is far more important than what the activity actually is. If you stopped volunteering at the nursing home now to go spend one month doing stuff in an ER, or something like that, that would probably hurt your application more than help it.
       
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