May 28, 2008 4:36 PM
What to do over the summer...
Summer break!!! I'm not taking summer school or anything, so I'm trying to get some clinical experience down here in SoCal. ...not as easy as it sounds....I sent in volunteer applications in February or March to a number of hospitals, but none of them got back to me. So far, I've dropped by two hospitals to ask them in person about the volunteer opportunities. One of them gave me a phone number that no one answers and the other one gave me an application.
I know it's important to keep building up your resume, but sometimes I just want to let go and be a lazy slacker. For those of you that don't remember, I'm pre-med. Seriously, isn't experience in the service industry just as important as clinical experience? When and if you're a doctor, you're going to have to deal with a lot of people on a daily basis. Yes, clinical experience does give you some people interaction, but not as much as the service industry would. If you worked at Starbucks, you'd meet a lot more different people than you would meet shadowing a nurse. Sometimes I just get so annoyed with that generic pre-med experience: science major, clinical experience, volunteering at a hospital, science research...
Anyways, I hope everyone's having a great summer!
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