Is it better to work in a Hospital or volunteer in a Hospital to get into Medical School?
I volunteer in a local hospital but i tried to get a job in a hospital. But unfortunately no hospital is hiring me. They say that there is no positions open at the hospital. So now i work in a day care school as an assistant teacher. I am a sophomore in college doing pre-med. Do you think that only volunteer work and no job in a hospital will help me in my medical application? Would working in the day care school do me any benefit towards my medical application?
Asked By: jkshladiuafyuhflauy - 9/30/2008
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It is better to get excellent grades in your science prereqs. and general courses. Winning an academic award or two, or being in an academic honorary (like Phi Beta Kappa) would also be nice. You must also get great MCAT scores and write a killer essay (if required). All of your references should be original and say... More
Answered By: Yggdrasil - 9/30/2008
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It depends on what you were doing. Most patient care jobs require some training. If you managed to get trained as an aide, either through on the job training in the hospital or through a CNA course, or if you got a job doing some other sort of patient care, it would look better than volunteering to just sit around with... More
Answered By: science chick - 9/30/2008
You will need to have some work experience in order to work in a hospital. Couldnt you enroll into a nursing school as it could be more beneficial. Take a look at this website http://www.thenursingschool.com/ Good luck : )
Answered By: Aimee R - 9/30/2008
You should see if you can become a research assistant for any professors for your school. It is a pretty common thing for undergraduates to do. See if they have a free EMT program (like they train you and you work certain amount of events for them). I would also listen to the other advice as well.
Answered By: Shadow - 9/30/2008
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