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Which jobs to add to the Experiences section?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by arc5005, May 13, 2018.

  1. arc5005

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    I understand we are adding things that are most relevant to our experiences that contribute towards medical school such as: volunteer work, college internships, research experiences (i don't have any), and healthcare experiences into the experiences section, but should we add other jobs, like say someone worked as a part-time in retail or in the dining hall, or etc.. for 1, 2,3, 4 years (or some other significant duration) through college?

    I'm at about 10 experiences with all my volunteering, internships, and paid jobs. Figured I'd use 1 more spot to group all my shadowing experiences under one, and then wasn't sure if I should add at least 1 other for a 2 year part-time position at a retail store? For a total of 12 out of the 15 available experiences spots.
     
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  3. KaioKaizen

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    If that job helped you in any way: spiritually, mentally, etc. then elaborate on that in the description section. If it was insignificant, don't bother.
     
  4. arc5005

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    how about if it was for pure financial reasons that were discussed in personal statement?
     
  5. KaioKaizen

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    I'd say you could mention it and maybe rope in a little spiel about how it helped you with interpersonal interactions, working in a group setting, etc. to make it seem like it did help you not only financially.
     
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  6. TheLeadSeed

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    I may be wrong, but I don’t think AACOMAS has the 15 experience limit that AMCAS has? I listed my experiences on AACOMAS the other day and am pretty sure I put more than 15.


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