Intro & Disclaimer
Path to Medicine
Course Work & Degree
GPA & MCAT
Volunteer and Service
Leadership & Multitasking
Med School Statistics
Med School Diaries
Money and Finances
Taste of Med School
See the note under Volunteer and Service and appreciate the fact that your volunteer service in a clinical
setting (anything with patients around) also counts as clinical exposure.
Also, shadowing time counts towards clinical exposure. In fact, it is a great way to immerse yourself
in clinical settings and gain clinical exposure.
See what successful applicants did for Clinical Exposure.
However you do it, volunteer, paid or by shadowing, make sure that you do enough of it.
Talking about your experiences drawn from clinical exposure are guaranteed
They also provided you with reasons and excitement for choosing medicine.
You will have specific situations, patients, etc. to talk about (without disclosing private
information) in your interviews. See the shadowing section for more info.
These experiences and their impact on you, the things that "make you tick", are the things that interviewers
are interested in because it gives them a view into your thoughts and feelings about medicine.