𝐄𝐂’𝐬: 𝐐𝐔𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐓𝐘 ≫ 𝐐𝐔𝐀𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐓𝐘
Being a premed is 𝙃𝘼𝙍𝘿. We need to not only excel academically but we need to do other things simultaneously.😳
Here’s a list of what I did in order to secure 𝙢𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙞𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙖𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙥𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙨 to medical school including a 𝙛𝙪𝙡𝙡-𝙧𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙨𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙖𝙧𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥 to a 𝘾𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙖 school! 🏆
1️⃣ 𝙂𝙤𝙩 𝙄𝙣𝙫𝙤𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙙: I joined a mentorship program that focused on health disparities within Latino communities. I conducted my own literature review that I presented. I got paid too!
2️⃣ 𝙅𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 𝙇𝙖𝙗: Most med school applicants have research experience. That means you need to 𝐊𝐄𝐄𝐏 𝐔𝐏 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐏𝐀𝐂𝐊. Opportunities are out there. Go after them!
3️⃣ 𝘾𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙀𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚: I joined a program called Cope Health Scholars. They trained me up, and I got hands-on patient care experience for 2 years in the ICU and ER! Again, most applicants have clinical experience, you should too!
4️⃣ 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙊𝙪𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝: I became a mentor at a continuation HS in Long Beach. I tutored and helped at-risk minority students to attain success! (Did this in my gap year)
5️⃣ 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙠𝙚𝙙: I was a bartender on the weekends! I also tutored on campus. This kept me financially afloat since I was (am) on my own.
6️⃣ 𝙎𝙝𝙖𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙙: Guys shadowing a doctor is 𝐍𝐎𝐓 clinical experience. It’s being a fly on the wall and literally just seeing what life as a doctor is like. You 𝐍𝐄𝐄𝐃 this. (I did 40 hours total)
7️⃣ 𝙂𝙋𝘼: It’s nice to have EC’s but your GPA is like your 𝐂𝐇𝐈𝐋𝐃. You care for it, you feed it, you nurture it, you sing to it….you never let it fall.
⚠️ Guys, remember, 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙂𝙋𝘼 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩. Please don’t overwhelm yourself!
When you’re looking for EC’s, 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙞𝙣𝙫𝙤𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪'𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙/𝙥𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩! It’s 𝙌𝙐𝘼𝙇𝙄𝙏𝙔 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙌𝙐𝘼𝙉𝙏𝙄𝙏𝙔. You’ll thank me when it comes time to write about them in you application! 😇
What’s some things you guys are doing? Tell me!👇😄