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- May 10, 2013
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What is your opinion on waiting until the following year to apply? That way you can get the clinical experience you need. A big issue that may arise from this is stating you want to work with patients when you really haven't been exposed to this dynamic yet outside of shadowing which doesn't allow you to work with patients or families directly.Hello,
I am having a bad time finding clinical experiences. I have applied to scribe positions and they are mostly full staff or seeking full-time scribes. If I waited until May and worked through the summer to apply by August would this be bad? I am already in the midst of a gap year. My weakest point is clinical experience although I have shadowed for 40 hours. I can focus on non-clinical volunteering and research until then.
My top choices are in-state schools of which MD seats ~360 (favors in-state students) and DO seats ~150. My cGPA is 3.73 sGPA 3.66 and have yet to take the MCAT. Would an August/September application kill my chances?