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what experience should I put this under on AMCAS?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by uhohspaghettio, May 11, 2007.

  1. uhohspaghettio

    uhohspaghettio Banned Banned

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    I volunteered 100+ hours at a clinical hemotology/biochem lab last summer.
    Shoul I put this under "volunteering - medical/clinical" or " lab/research"? Thanks.
     
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    prionsRbad Mooooo 5+ Year Member

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    If you don't have any other clinical eperience, I would put it under clinical. Basically, put it where you could use some "beefing up" . . . if you need more volunteering, use it there or vice versa, IMHO :D
     
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    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    Adcomms around here have said that research is research period. Whether its clinical or not. And clinical volunteering is like working in a hospital or as an MA, etc.
     
  6. uhohspaghettio

    uhohspaghettio Banned Banned

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    but histo/biochem labs in the hospitals don't do research. We just process and analyze patient tissues or specimens :confused: However, it is a lab work so...
     
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    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    Oh god, I'm sorry I read it wrong.

    I would call that clinical then, but I'm not sure. See if we can get Lizzy or another expert in here.
     
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    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    From AMCAS 2008 Instructions:
    So its up to you. But it sounds clinical to me.
     
  9. uhohspaghettio

    uhohspaghettio Banned Banned

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    oh yeah, i was leaning that way. thanks
     
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    AnEyeLikeMars Member 7+ Year Member

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    Because it's a clinical lab and you're not doing research, I would list it as volunteering medical/clinical.
     
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    Madame SDN Mentor 5+ Year Member

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    This could go either way: it is volunteering but there was no patient contact... it is lab but not research. If you have no other lab/research, call it "lab". If you have no other volunteering- medical/clinical, go with that designation. However, if that is the case, be prepared for people to ask how you know that you want to work with patients.
     

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