Yoge

2+ Year Member
Aug 4, 2016
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Hello everyone,
I am a new member of SDN and have lurked the pre-med forums for a while, just browsing. Anyway, I did some looking around and could not find an answer to my question anywhere. I am currently volunteering at a simulation center at my local teaching hospital where I do a number of things such as help out with different simulation scenarios that involve a variety of residents practicing on dummy patients with vitals, setting up for cadaver labs, and setting up different workshops (eg: pelvic exams, airway workshops, IV placing, etc). I was just curious what sort of volunteering this would be classified as, I was thinking clinical, but am not sure what to put it as. They have taught me a number of skills such as intubation, how to place IVs, and some orthopedic residents even let me do joint injections on a cadaver! Any answers will help!
 

Goro

7+ Year Member
Jun 10, 2010
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It's a teaching volunteer modality; it's not clinical volunteering.

So, volunteering, non-clinical.

Hello everyone,
I am a new member of SDN and have lurked the pre-med forums for a while, just browsing. Anyway, I did some looking around and could not find an answer to my question anywhere. I am currently volunteering at a simulation center at my local teaching hospital where I do a number of things such as help out with different simulation scenarios that involve a variety of residents practicing on dummy patients with vitals, setting up for cadaver labs, and setting up different workshops (eg: pelvic exams, airway workshops, IV placing, etc). I was just curious what sort of volunteering this would be classified as, I was thinking clinical, but am not sure what to put it as. They have taught me a number of skills such as intubation, how to place IVs, and some orthopedic residents even let me do joint injections on a cadaver! Any answers will help!
 

LizzyM

the evil queen of numbers
10+ Year Member
Mar 7, 2005
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I concur... volunteer, non-clinical. I say that because there are no patients. None. There are no patients and by my reckoning a clinical experience requires that you be close to patients.

We aren't going to be very impressed that you've learned some clinical skills. Medical schools teach those. Focus on learning teamwork and a better understanding of the life-long learning that is required of a physician (e.g. even after graduating medical school, people are still going to the sim lab to hone their skills).
 
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Yoge

2+ Year Member
Aug 4, 2016
5
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Pre-Medical
Thank you for all the answers!