Medically-Related Experience

  • It is absolutely essential that you acquire medically-related experience before you apply to medical school.
  • This enables you to clarify and confirm your career choice, and it shows medical schools your commitment to the medical profession.
  • Even students with high grades and MCAT scores are not admitted to medical school if they have had minimal or no contact with physicians and patients.
  • There are many ways you can obtain medically-related experience, including shadowing physicians, enrolling in a medically-related externship or internship, working in a health care facility, or doing a service-learning project with a medical theme.

Be sure to stop by the Center for Career Development and the Center for Public Service for more information about obtaining medically-related experience.