Can someone really outline what a premed is looking for as far as volunteer work to meet the clinical hours that you should have for your medical school application?
- What makes it “clinical”?
- Departments that usually meet the standard?
- Other possibilities a person should look for when applying for a volunteer position? (ie shadowing opportunities, or LORS)
- How you should word your needs when applying for a volunteer position?
- How a person should journal this experience? (I believe Maddux has some links on this one).
- Secrets to your success?
- What makes a volunteer really stand out above other premed volunteers?
- How a person would find these opportunities and any unique places that really wow? (In Washington State they love it when you have a 2nd language and work with the under served population in the medical field.) Please include any links for organizations.
- How many hours should be on your application?
- When should a person begin their volunteering? When would you quit doing your volunteer work?
Thanks. I know OPM does a lot of personalized advice and it ends up in many different posts throughout. I thought this would be a great topic for our lurkers and newbies. Please feel free to add more questions or info that I didn’t add on top.